Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Current Situation


On December 31, 2019, an outbreak of pneumonia associated with a new coronavirus was reported in China. The outbreak is thought to have begun at a market for live poultry, wild animals and seafood in Wuhan, China. This recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease. The official name of the disease is COVID-19. Cases have been reported in all continents, except for Antarctica, and have been steadily rising in many countries. The date of symptom onset of the first case of COVID-19 in Canada was January 15, 2020. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. 

General Information & Resources


Public Health Orders and Restrictions

Alberta HealthCoronavirus info for Albertans
                            Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy
                            Guidance Documents to Support Relaunch NEW

Alberta Health Services - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Includes novel coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for Public

AHSIndigenous Peoples & Communities: COVID-19

211 Alberta -  Resources for COVID-19 in Alberta

Government of Canada – Accessing additional public health support for First Nations and Inuit communities during COVID-19  
Food Security Resources and Funding Support  

 COVID-19 and Food Safety

Public Health Agency of Canada2019 novel coronavirus: Outbreak update

 COVID-19 Awareness Resources

Indigenous Services Canada - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous Communities
                                                  ISC COVID-19 Videos (various languages)
FNIHB AB Region MOH COVID-19 Radio Updates

World Health Organization -  Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
                                                 COVID-19 Video

Johns Hopkins University Interactive Dashboard – Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases  

Health Centre Resources


Environmental Services Training Guide - This computer-based training tool is for managers or supervisors of Environmental Services to use as a resource when training their staff on cleaning healthcare facilities. In the context of First Nations communities, healthcare facilities include health centers, health clinics, hospitals, nursing stations and treatment centers.

Janitorial Module - This link is the complete manual with all the modules included. You can print the modules individually as you go through the course. 

Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities Presentation

FNIHB-AB Laundering Guidelines

FNIHB AB Cleaning and disinfection guide for health care facilities (March 2020)

Community Member Awareness

Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often and well.​
Practice Physical Distancing
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

​Wear a non-medical mask in public when it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres.
Stay home if you are feeling ill and get tested.

**Contact your primary health provider or call Health Link (811) if you have questions or concerns about your health. 

FNIHB Mental Health Supports and Resource Guide (NEW)
Indigenous Health Cultural Support Line: 1-855-735-6766, 4pm-8pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Text4Hope (Text here COVID19HOPE to 393939 to subscribe)
Help in Tough Times
Mental Health for Children
Family Violence Resources
​Taking Care of Your Mental Health Poster
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