October 16, 2020


The File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council is informing the public and its member First Nations of a positive COVID-19 exposure.  

The Tribal Council Executive was made aware that an employee within the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws the name of the individual will not be provided. The individual is currently self-isolating. The Saskatchewan Health Authority has been actively contact tracing and notifying all known contacts. 

We are encouraging those who are experiencing any symptoms to get tested as soon as possible.  The Saskatchewan Health Authority has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Regina. You don’t need to be referred by 811 or have an appointment to get tested; it’s first-come, first-served.  

Regina location is at the International Trade Centre (Evraz Place) Hall C; 1700 Elphinstone Street and the hours are:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4 pm to 8 pm; 

Saturdays: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Tribal Council is working closely with health officials to mitigate potential exposure and/or risk to employees. We are implementing the added precautionary measures to ensure safety and well-being of our employees within our buildings. Employees will now be required to wear masks in all public areas and be vigilant with regular hand washing and/or hand sanitizing as well as practice of social distancing when conducting any FHQTC business and/or attending meetings (inside or outside of our facilities). While business continues within the Tribal Council, our Head Office and Regina office will remain closed to the public.

We strongly encourage all our employees within our institutions as well as all public to maintain a personal commitment to help reduce exposure and risk to yourself and others by washing your hands, sanitizing, and social distancing—at work and at home. These are unprecedented times, and we will get through this together.

If you have any questions, please contact Gaylene Anaquod, FHQTC Pandemic Lead and Director of Governance, Communications and Transition Planning at (306) 331-9535.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 website: