The federal government’s response to a COVID-19 outbreak that has infected half the members of…
The COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
APTN News is reporting from across the country on the viral outbreak, vaccine rollout and how it is impacting Indigenous communities.
In February, 2021 – APTN News looked at ‘COVID in the Community’, a 3-part perspective series giving insight into how COVID-19 has affected all of our lives. Click here.
Questions and Answers
Each week on APTN National News, we’ll be speaking with Indigenous Services Canada doctors to help you wade through the fast-pace updates coming out about the vaccines.
Do you have a question? Send us an e-mail.
Dr. Evan Adams
Deputy Chief Medical Officer with Indigenous Services Canada
Dr. Marcia Anderson
Medical Officer of Health in Manitoba with Indigenous Services Canada
Dr. Ibrahim Khan
Medical Officer of Health in Saskatchewan with Indigenous Services Canada
Dr. Chris Sarin
Deputy Medical Officer of Health in Alberta with Indigenous Services Canada
Dr. Shannon McDonald
Acting Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority in B.C.
Dr. John Guilfoyle
Public Health Physician with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority in Ontario
Dr. Jessica Jackman
Public Health Physician with the Atlantic region of Indigenous Services Canada
Dr. Andre Corriveau
Public Health Physician at the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
FAQ about COVID-19
How to stop the spread
COVID-19 is now a high risk for Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Elders and people with compromised immune systems are most at risk. Some people who contract the virus may notice nothing more than the symptoms of a cold or flu.
There are ways to protect yourself and others from contracting the virus.
Click on each item below to learn more.
Canadian Rangers assisting in community and more expected in coming days.
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