Important Message for Indigenous Communities: COVID-19

Posted: March 24th, 2020

English below

ᒪᐘᐨ ᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᑿᐣ ᐅᐍ ᐏᑕᒪᑫᐏᐣ ᐃᑵᓂᐘᐠ ᐅᒋ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᐘᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐏᓂᐠ ᑲᔭᐘᐨ ᐃᐍ ᐅᒋ ᑭᒋᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ COVID-19 ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ

ᑲᑭᓇ ᐊᐏᔭᐠ ᐅᒥᓄᔭᐏᓂᐘ ᑲᐏᒋᑲᓇᐍᐣᒋᑲᓂᐘᐠ ᐅᒪ ᑲᓇᑕ ᒣᑿᐨ ᐅᐱᒥᓇᓇᑲᒋᑐᓇᐘ ᐊᐣ ᒪᔭᒼ ᐁᐃᔑᐍᐸᓂᑵᐣ ᐃᐍ ᐅᒋ COVID-19 – ᑭᒋ ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ.

ᑲᑭᓇ ᑭᑎᔑ ᑲᓇᐘᐸᒥᑯᒥᐣ ᒋᐊᓄᐦᑲᑕᒪᐠ ᐁᑲ ᒋᐊᔓᐦᐃᑎᔭᐠ ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑭᑕᔑᑫᐏᓇᐠ– ᒋᑲᓇᐍᓂᒥᑎᓯᔭᐠ, ᑭᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐏᓇᐊᐠ, ᑲᔦ, ᐁᑿ ᐃᑵᓂᐘᐠ ᑲᓂᓇᒪᑎᓯᐘᐨ᙮ ᒪᒪᐅ, ᑲᑲᐡᑭᑐᒥᐣ ᒋ-ᐊᒍᓇᒪᐠ ᐊᔓᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ ᐃᐍ COVID-19 ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ ᒋᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐠ jᒋᔭᓄᐦᑲᑕᒪᐠ ᒋᓂᑲᑌᐡᑯᑕᑎᔭᐠ ᑲᔭᐱᔁᐸᒥᑎᔭᐠ, ᐁᑲ ᒋᐯᔢᐸᒥᑎᔭᐠ ᐃᒪ ᑫᑭᐏᒋ ᐊᔓᐦᐃᑎᔭᐠ ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ.

ᒪᒪᐅ, ᐅᑵᓂᐘᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑭᑕᑭᑐᑕᒥᐣ ᒋᐊᒍᓇᒪᐠ ᑲᔭᐱᒋᒪᑲᐠ ᑲᔭᔓᐦᐃᑎᓇᓂᐘᐠ ᐃᐍ COVID-19 ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ ᒋᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐠ jᒋᔭᓄᐦᑲᑕᒪᐠ ᒋᓂᑲᑌᐡᑯᑕᑎᔭᐠ ᑲᔭᐱᔁᐸᒥᑎᔭᐠ, ᐁᑲ ᒋᐯᔢᐸᒥᑎᔭᐠ ᐃᒪ ᑫᑭᐏᒋ ᐊᔓᐦᐃᑎᔭᐠ ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ:

  • ᑲᐏᐣ ᐃᔕᐣ ᑲᐃᔑ ᒥᔑᓂᓇᓂᐘᐠ;
  • ᑲᐏᐣ ᐃᔕᐣ ᐁᑲᐏᐣ ᑲᐃᔑ ᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᑿᐠᒋᐃᔕᔭᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐏᓂᐠ ᐁᑿ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᐏ ᒪᐘᒋᐦᐃᑐᐏᓂᐠ;
  • ᑲᐏᐣ ᐘᒋᔦᒥᑎᐠ;
  • ᓇᐣᑕ ᓂᑯᑢᓱ ᒥᓯᐟ (ᓂᔓ ᑎᐸᐦᐃᑲᓇᑎᐠ) ᐊᐱᔁᐸᒥᑎᐠ, ᒧᔕᐠ ᐃᔑ ᑲᐡᑭᑐᔦᐠ;
  • ᑲᐏᐣ ᑲᑵᐘᐸᒥᑯᐠ ᐃᑵᓂᐘᐠ ᐊᐏᔭᐠ ᑲᓂᓇᒥᔭᐘᐨ (ᑐᑲᐣ ᑭᒋᐦᐊᐠ ᐁᑿ ᐃᑵᓂᐘᐠ ᐸᐸᑲᐣ ᑲᐃᓇᐱᓀᐘᐨ ᒣᑿᐨ)᙮

ᑲᔦ ᑕᐡ, ᓇᑭᓇᑫ ᐱᑯ ᑲᓯᐣᒋᐣ, ᐅᓯᓱᑕᐣ ᐁᑿ ᒐᒐᒧᑭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑭᓂᑭᐠ, ᐍᐱᓇᐣ ᑭᓯᐣᐢᑭᑯᒣᐦᐅᓇᐣ ᔐᒪᐠ, ᐸᔭᑭᓇᐣ ᐁᑿ ᑲᓯᓇᐣ ᑲᒪᒪᐏᔭᐸᒋᑐᔦᑭᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᐁᑿ ᑲᐏᐣ ᓴᒥᓇᐣ ᑭᐡᑭᔑᑯᐣ, ᑭᑯᐟ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑭᑐᐣ᙮

ᑭᔭᐱᐨ ᑫᑯᐣ ᐏᑭᑫᐣᑕᒪᐣ ᐃᐍ ᐅᒋ ᑭᒋ ᐊᑯᓱᐏᐣ COVID-19 ᐃᒪ ᒪᒪᑕᐘᐱᑯᓯᐠ ᐃᔑ ᑲᓇᐘᐸᑕᐣ ᓇᐣᑕ ᐃᔑ ᒪᒋᑭᑎᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᑯᒪᐏᓇᐠ ᑲᓇᑕ 1-833-784-4397.

ᐅᐍ ᐏᑕᒪᑫᐏᐣ ᐃᒪ ᐅᒋ ᐅᑯᒪᐏᓇᐠ

Important message for Indigenous communities regarding COVID-19

The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

We all have a role to play to prevent the spread of germs within our communities: to protect ourselves, our families, and those at higher risk.

Together, we can take the following steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other:

  • avoid crowded places
  • avoid non-essential community and cultural gatherings
  • avoid handshakes
  • keep a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 meters) from others, as much as possible
  • limit contact with people at higher risk (for example older adults and those with other health conditions)

Also, wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your arm, throw out used tissues right away, clean and disinfect shared surfaces and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

For more information about the novel coronavirus visit or call the Government of Canada's toll free line at 1-833-784-4397.

A message from the Government of Canada.