About COVID-19

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.

Spread, Prevention and Risk

Personal protective Equipment (PPE)
Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer
Masking
Coughing and Sneezing
Guidance for Gatherings
Quarantine and Isolation
Close Contact
Social Distancing
Cleaning and Disinfection
Air Quality
Workplace Safety
MBC Radio Clips – How to Protect our Elders

Vaccines, safety and side effects

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect our families, communities and ourselves against COVID-19. Evidence indicates that vaccines are effective at preventing serious outcomes, such as severe illness, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19.

Most COVID-19 vaccines require 2 doses to be fully vaccinated. While current evidence shows good effectiveness after 1 dose, a second dose is essential for longer-lasting and optimal protection. For your second dose, return at the time advised by your health care provider.

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NITHA – COVID STILL A CONCERN – Word Document (English)

NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-1 – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-1 – PDF Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-2 – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-2 – PDF Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-3 – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-3 – PDF Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-4-Elder – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-4-Elder – PDF Document

 

Get your COVID-19 Vaccine – Gov’t of Saskatchewan (English) Sept 2021
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine – Gov’t of Saskatchewan (Dene) Sept 2021
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine – Gov’t of Saskatchewan (Cree) Sept 2021
Get your COVID-19 Vaccine – Gov’t of Saskatchewan (Michif) Sept 2021

NITHA – COVID STILL A CONCERN – Audio (English)
NITHA – COVID STILL A CONCERN – Audio (Cree)
NITHA – COVID STILL A CONCERN – Audio (Dene)

Elder Emile Highway – Cree
Elder Emile Highway – English
Chief Peter A. Beatty – Cree
Chief Peter A. Beatty – English
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson – English
Vice Chief Tsannie – Dene
Willy Bilette – Dene
Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka – English

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NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-1 – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-1 – PDF Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-2 – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-2 – PDF Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-3 – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-3 – PDF Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-4-Elder – Word Document
NITHA COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout VERSION-4-Elder – PDF Document

Pediatric Resources

This toolkit contains resources for parents and caregivers of children aged 5 to11 years who will be receiving their COVID-19
vaccine. COVID-19 vaccine toolkit

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.

COVID-19 Important Links