Media Release

Sep 15, 2020

Pasqua First Nation takes proactive approach to pandemic safety

During the 2019 Christmas break, Chief Matthew Todd Peigan paid attention to news about the new sickness in China and knew it was time to bring out the pandemic plans the First Nation had created during the 2003 and 2009 SARS and H1N1 outbreaks.

“It was just a matter of bringing that out and modifying it. To be frank, I think some of the council and some of my senior staff kind of thought I was crazy. When cases started being apparent in Canada, then people started paying attention,” Peigan said.

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