COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

​​​​​​​COVID-19 is a new disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In early 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.



The FNHA is working with provincial and federal partners to actively monitor and respond to the pandemic. We have created this web portal to help BC First Nations people and their healthcare providers and community leaders get the information they need to deal with the challenges posed by the pandemic and keep themselves and others safe.​​


In BC, we have flattened the curve of the pandemic, but we need to be vigilant and prepared for a likely second wave of infection. We need to continue to protect each other, especially our Elders and people who are vulnerable, through physical distancing and handwashing.

FNHA V​​ideos 

 

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day​ (Dr. Kelsey Louie, May 5, 4.21 mins)
Stay Safe, Stay Strong, Stay Connected (Dr. Evan Adams, April 7, 7:10 mins) 
We Have So Many Strengths  (Dr. Nel Wieman, April 1, 7:43 mins) 

FNHA Podca​sts

​Public Health Inform​​ation Sources

Information about the pandemic is being distributed in many different channels. Here are some of the most authoritative sources of public health information, on the pandemic generally and for BC First Nations communities specifically. 

For Firs​t Nations

First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day
Indigenous Services Canada: Accessing Financial Benefits & Support  
Indigenous Services Canada: COVID-19 & Indigenous Communities 
BC Treatment Centres Accepting FNHA's Per Diem Rate 
Tsow-Tun-Le-Lum: 1-250-268-2463 (Toll-free: 1-888-590-3123)
Indian Residential School Survivors Society: 604-985-4465 (Toll-free: 1-800-721-0066)
FNHA & Your Privacy

​Gene​ral

BC Government COVID-19 Web Portal
BC Government COVID-19 Ap​p & S​elf-Assessment Tool ​
BCCDC COVID-19 Web Portal
BC Pharmacy Association: Your Pharmacist Can Help 
Government of Canada COVID-19 App & Self-Assessment Tool
Government of Canada Quick Reference Contact Information​
HealthLink BC: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 info line: 1-833-784-4397​


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 Public Health Warning

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider or local public health office or call 8-1-1.​​