COVID-19

As the COVID-19 virus grips the general public, FNHMA is committed to serving health professionals by providing the most up to date information on COVID-19. Visit this page for regular updates. Together we can all get through this incredibly difficult time.

COVID-19 Online Town Hall

First Nations Health Managers Association and Indigenous Services Canada, will stream a virtual Town Hall Wednesday, March 25 at 1:00pm Eastern to discuss how Covid-19 is affecting health managers, frontline health workers and First Nations communities. The event is being produced by Indigenous Health Today.

Click here to view the Virtual Town Hall hosted by FNHMA and produced by Indigenous Health Today.

Resources

Indigenous Services Canada has released the following resources

Questions from a community perspective with Chief Leroy Denny and Valerie Gideon. Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/8as750z1bPo

Statement on the use of Surgical Masks in Communities in Response to COVID-19. Click to read the statement in English and French

Indigenous Services Canada has reaffirmed their financial commitment to indigenous communities amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. FNHMA thanks ISC for their continued and ongoing support and commitment to helping Indigenous Communities across Canada.

Click here to see the full statement.

Valerie Gideon (Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada) and Dr. Tom Wong (Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, Indigenous Services Canada) provided an update on what Indigenous Services Canada is doing to support Indigenous peoples across Canada with respect to the COVID-19 response.
Click Here to watch the playlist of videos.
This is a report of all known cases in Canada based on province. Keeping up to date on the current Covid-19 cases can help you decide on what actions to take for yourself and your community.
Click here to see a breakdown of current reported Covid-19 Cases in Canada.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected Canada on almost every level. It is important to be prepared in this difficult time as responses and updates can come with little to no warning. Preparing yourself or your community/organization is of the utmost importance, as the landscape is unclear.
Click here for information on how you can prepare yourself and your community/organization
Canada has announced an economic response plan to help support those whose work status has been affected by the pandemic. The document provides information on what Canada is committing to the workforce, and steps on how to access those supports.
Click here to access information on Canada’s economic response plan
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has committed to translating a Public Service Announcement into many different indigenous languages regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. This public service announcement about COVID-19 will be available in various Indigenous languages soon The web page will soon provide the message in languages such as:
  • Michif
  • Blackfoot
  • Western Ojibway
  • Inuktitut: North Baffin
  • etc…
Click here to see the PSA to be translated
Health Canada has released a set of guidelines on what self-monitoring and self-isolation is and when you should self-isolate. Self isolation and social distancing are important activities to “flatten the curve” and prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Click here to view the guidelines for self-isolation.
To help prevent the continued spread of Covid-19, Canada has issued a global travel advisory. There is a growing list countries that are limiting travel. Travel bans and advisories may be imposed without warning, so it is important to keep up to date with current travel advisories and restrictions
Click here to view Travel advice and advisories provided by the Government of Canada
People placed in quarantine or self-isolation may experience a wide range of feelings, including fear, anger, sadness, irritability, guilt or confusion. Visit the link below to see tips about keeping busy and taking care of your own mental well-being during this time.
Click here to see tips on your mental well-being from the Center for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH)