Chief & Council General.pngWe understand that the COVID-19 pandemic can have us all on edge. The Saik'uz Chief, Council, and Health department are here to ensure you have all the up-to-date information you need to stay safe and to know that, together, we can get through this stronger than before.


The Saik'uz First Nation Chief and Council

COVID-19 Delta Variant Outbreak in Saik'uz


 September 1, 2021
  • There are 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saik'uz.
  • There are also 15 assumed positive cases and 10 individuals waiting on COVID-19 test results on top of the 24 confirmed cases.
  • Saik’uz Health is doing contact tracing for these cases, but cases are going up faster than we can address.
  • We know some of these cases are of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
  • The Delta variant is much easier to pass on than other types of COVID-19.
  • The Delta variant can be more likely to hospitalize or kill you than other types of COVID-19 if you are unvaccinated.
  • People who are fully vaccinated can get COVID-19 and still feel healthy and have no symptoms. They then pass COVID-19 on to unvaccinated people. This has happened in Saik'uz, and why vaccination is so important.
  • Saik’uz Health cannot force individuals to self-isolate. We must all come together as individuals and a community and choose to make safe decisions.

If you live in Saik'uz, please stay home, do not visit anyone who does not live with you, and do not travel unless necessary (groceries, medical appointments, work). 

If you are sick, do not leave your home.

If you waiting on results for a COVID-19 test, you must stay home and self-isolate.

If you live with someone who is has tested positive for COVID-19 or is waiting for test results, you must stay home and self-isolate.

None of us can stop this outbreak alone. It takes the whole community to stop an outbreak. Let's work together.

If you do not live in Saik'uz, please do not visit the community. Travel through the community is permitted, but you must not stop unless for emergency.

Closure Notices

Due to COVID-19 precautions recommended by BC Public Health, the Saik'uz Band Office, Daycare, Elders Centre, and Health Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. Essential staff will continue working, from home when possible, to ensure the delivery of necessary services.

The Band Office staff are available by telephone or online appointment. To make an appointment, call the Saik'uz Band Office and let Reception know who it is you would like to meet. If you are asked to come to the Band Office for your appointment, you will be required to wear a mask and will be met in the lobby. 

Health Staff are available by telephone, online, or in-person appointment. Call the Saik'uz Health Centre to book your appointment.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


The Saik'uz Offices

Community Updates

August 25, 2021

  • COVID-19 Delta-variant outbreak in Saik'uz
    • Information Package (PDF)

December 18, 2020

  • COVID-19 Potention Exposure Community Notice (PDF)

November 20, 2020

  • COVID-19 Community Update (PDF)

November 10, 2020

  • Saik'uz Health Update (PDF)

September 16, 2020

  • Saik'uz Health Update (PDF)

May 28, 2020

  • Facebook Live update from Chief, General Manager, & Health Manager:

May 25, 2020

  • Saik'uz Health Update (PDF)

April 21, 2020

  • Saik'uz Health Update (PDF)

April 8, 2020

  • Thank You & Happy Easter Long Weekend from Chief & Council (PDF)

April 6, 2020

  • Emergency Funds Information (PDF)

March 30, 2020

  • Chief & Council Update (PDF)
  • Saik'uz Health Update (PDF)

Additional Information:

  • Contact Tracing Infographic (PDF)
  • Northern Health
    • May Update (PDF)
  • Social Distancing Information (PDF)
  • What to do for medical care in Vanderhoof (PDF)