COVID-19 is a new virus. Main symptoms include, fever, cough (with or without chest pain) and difficulty breathing. While testing is available, there is currently a shortage for test kits. Anyone with symptoms should assume that they have the virus and take steps to stay away from other people as much as possible to prevent its spread.
Canadians are being asked to practice social distancing, and especially around the elderly and other vulnerable members of the population i.e. people with asthma, the very young, those with compromised immune systems. Also, everyone is encouraged to practice good hand and home hygiene by washing hands frequently, avoiding touching face and cleaning surfaces regularly.
The status of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily. Matawa is working to ensure that our First Nations and community members have the necessary information and resources to safely and effectively deal with this situation.
For information and resources related to NAN, please check with: www.nan.on.ca/covid19. Ontario is providing overall information and resources at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus. This page will publish Matawa specific information.
Matawa Education & Care Centre
- Media Release: Matawa Education & Care Centre to Close for 2 Additional Weeks After March Break – March 13, 2020
- Marten Falls First Nation- State of Emergency- March 21, 2020
- Constance Lake First Nation declares State of Emergency- March 17, 2020
- Neskantaga First Nation Community Notice- March 16, 2020
- Eabametoong Media Release – COVID-19 Pandemic Response for Remote First Nations – March 13, 2020
- Response to COVID-19 Pandemic – Week 2 – March 27, 2020
- Matawa Health Co-operative Nursing & Mental Health PHONE SERVICES – March 26, 2020
- Response to COVID-19 Pandemic – Week 1 – March 20, 2020
- Matawa Health Co-Operative Best Practices Guide for MFNM and First Nations in Matawa – March 13, 2020
To be added.
Public Health Resources
- Cleaning and Disinfecting for Public Settings
- How to Self-Isolate
- How to Self-Monitor
- Visitor Sign (to print)
- Patient Sign (to print)
- How to Care for a Person with COVID-19 at Home – Advice for Caregivers
- Mental Wellness Tips for Health Professionals
- Mental Wellness Tips for Community
- Mental Wellness Tips for Elders and Seniors
- Mental Wellnes Tips for Parents and Children
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