As our Chiefs and health leaders work diligently to prepare our communities for COVID-19, we ask everyone to take precautions whenever possible to help reduce the spread of this coronavirus. The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is exercising an abundance of caution by declaring a State of Emergency on March 17, 2020 and by postponing planned SCO gatherings at this time.
Do You Need Support regarding COVID-19? The Manitoba First Nation COVID-19 Pandemic Response and Coordination Team (AMC, SCO, MKO, and FNHSSM) was established and is working together to support MB First Nations at this time.
If you have questions about COVID-19, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, contact the toll-free Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help for all First Nation peoples who want counselling or crisis intervention. Help Line counsellors can help if you:
- want to talk
- are distressed
- may be triggered by painful memories
If asked, counsellors can work with you to find other wellness supports that are accessible near you. Telephone and online counselling are available in English and on request, in Anishinaabe.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Resources
Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19 Screening Tool
Manitoba Government Official Updates
Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update
Government of Canada Travel Notices
Southern Chiefs' Organization COVID-19 Coronavirus Notices
SCO COVID-19 NOTICE #3: Measures for Community Preparedness (March 19, 2020)
SCO COVID-19 NOTICE #2: SCO Declares State of Emergency (March 17, 2020)
SCO COVID-19 NOTICE #1: SCO Responds to COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)