COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses, similar to the common cold. Symptoms of human coronaviruses may be very mild or more serious, such as: fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.
About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
As with any other communicable disease in First Nations communities in Saskatchewan, public health follow-up and management of COVID-19 cases and contacts is coordinated by Indigenous Services Canada for south and central First Nations communities and by the Northern Inter-tribal Health Authority (NITHA) for the northern First Nations communities.
The Government of Canada supports First Nations and Inuit communities in preparing for, monitoring and responding to COVID-19. For more information click here.