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.
The entire province of Manitoba is at Critical level (red) on the Pandemic Response System.
Minor changes to the public health order restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m.:
- up to five visitors from no more than two other households, in addition to those who reside there, are permitted outdoors
- up to five people are permitted outdoor in public spaces
- indoor public gatherings are not permitted and visitors are not permitted on private property, except in certain circumstances;
- requirements for employers to allow employees to work from home as much as possible;
- retail businesses may only operate at 10 per cent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, and only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children or someone who requires a caregiver;
- increased requirements for malls to manage capacity and access to eliminate gatherings and ensure compliance with shopping; and
- many businesses and organizations will remain closed for in-person service, including gyms and fitness clubs, restaurants and bars, personal service businesses, museums, galleries and libraries.
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.
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
COVID-19 Fact Sheets
COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Resources
Manitoba Shared Health COVID-19 Screening Tool
Manitoba Government Official Updates
Manitoba Government Isolation for Symptomatic Individuals recovering at Home Fact sheet (PDF)
Manitoba Government How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home fact sheet (PDF)
Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Government of Canada COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities
Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak updates
World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
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
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