COVID-19 Resources

As our Chiefs, health leaders, and community members work diligently to protect our communities, we ask everyone to take precautions whenever possible to help reduce the spread of this coronavirus.

If you are looking for information on where to get the COVID-19 vaccine or information on eligibility, please go to our homepage.

The entire province of Manitoba is at the CAUTION level (yellow) on the Pandemic Response System.

Changes to the public health order restrictions took effect on September 3, 2021. To view a full list of the current restrictions click here.

Some changes are:

  • Proof of vaccination for those 12 and older will be required to visit restaurants, movie theatres, gyms/fitness centres, casinos/bingo halls/VLTs, and museums/galleries

At all times, a physical distance of two metres is recommended in indoor public places.


@ProtectOurPeopleMB Campaign

Financial Supports

Did you know you can access financial benefits and support during the COVID-19 outbreak? All First Nations people have access to these financial benefits, regardless of where you live. 

Mental Wellness

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. Telephone and online counselling are available in English and in Anishinaabe on request.

Kids Help Phone offers professional counselling, information, referrals, and volunteer-led, text-based support for children and youth. Text CONNECT to 6868608.

You can also call the Manitoba Addictions Helpline at 1-855-662-6605.

For other resources and information, visit SCO Mental Wellness

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)

Going Back to School During COVID-19

Province of Manitoba Restoring Safe Schools

Unicef Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school

World Health Organization COVID-19 Parenting – Talking about COVID-19

Southern Chiefs’ Organization Tips for Homeschooling your Child

Southern Chiefs’ Organization Tips for Getting Your Family Ready to go Back to School

Need to be tested for COVID-19? Visit the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Rapid Testing Site.
Get your vaccine at one of the Urban Indigenous Vaccination Centres in Winnipeg!

COVID-19 Informational Posters

Covid-19 Information Sheet
Reducing the Spread
Public Health Agency of Canada Steps for Effective Handwashing
Tips for Getting Your Family Ready to go Back to School
Tips for Homeschooling Your Child
COVID-19 and Ceremonial/Spiritual Practices