FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(August 10, 2021, Fort McMurray, AB) – Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) will be closing the ATC Covid Clinic on Wednesday, August 11th at 8:00 am. The clinic provided support to Indigenous Community Members, living in the Wood Buffalo region, who had been released from the hospital with COVID-19 and were at risk of experiencing symptoms that could worsen. As vaccination rates increase in the region the need for the ATC Covid Clinic is not necessary to support the communities.
“Providing support to our community members throughout the pandemic has been, and will continue to be our top priority,” said Karla Buffalo, CEO of Athabasca Tribal Council. “That being said, I am pleased to see that through vaccination and other public health measures, the need for additional health supports like the ATC Covid Clinic is not necessary as they once were.
The ATC Isolation Care Centers will remain open to serve community members and their families who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 and are not able to safely isolate themselves at home. For more information on how to access this support service please visit the ATC website at atcfn.ca.
Athabasca Tribal Council is an organization that serves our First Nations by providing relevant and innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and prosperity of its people. ATC is committed to ensuring the protection of inherent rights, Treaty Rights, and their Traditional Territories while respecting the autonomy of each Nation. For information, visit atcfn.ca.
ATC Office Contact Information:
Phone: (780) 791-6538
For more information:
Chief Executive Officer, Athabasca Tribal Council
Main Office Phone: (780) 791-6538