March 20, 2020
Dear Clients and Community,
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre provides culturally relevant services and is committed to support and promote the overall wholistic health and well-being of Anishinabek individuals, families and communities within the District of Manitoulin and area. We continue to take ongoing preparations and affirmative action in response to COVID-19 and want to thank our clients and partners for your patience as we make changes to the delivery of services. The following services are available and provided by Noojmowin Teg Health Centre to the First Nation and Indigenous community.
Primary and clinical care essential services are available in person as deemed necessary, or by phone and video conferencing. This includes access to nurse practitioners, physicians, RPNS, and diabetes footcare.
Aging at Home Transportation Service will continue to operate as an essential service to clients aged 55+ years and over for medical appointments and local grocery shopping trips only. The below healthcare services are available by phone and/or video conferencing:
• Dietitians, diabetes team, health care navigation and geriatric social worker services
• Mental health and addictions counselling services for the District of Manitoulin and Espanola and the surrounding area
• Traditional healer services and cultural support services for the District of Manitoulin and Espanola and the surrounding area
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre would like to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing. Please stay at home, limit the of use public transport, avoid visitors to your home, only run errands which are deemed necessary such as grocery and medical.
If you are a community member or Anishinabek elder looking for support at this time and would like a social call/check-in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 368-2182.
If you are having a crisis or feeling overwhelmed, please call the 24-hour Crisis Line (705) 674-4760.
If you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, please contact your primary health care provider, do not go into emergency. A COVID-19 self-assessment is available at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0. If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.
We are committed to keeping you informed with the latest updates from trusted, health sources regarding the virus, offering helpful advice on protecting yourself and your loved ones, and ways to assist you in making things much easier during this unusually confusing time.
Visit our website for an update list of resources and information related to COVID-19: www.noojmowin-teg.ca/events/latest-news.
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre recognizes the work of all our health care providers and front-line workers at this very stressful time. Each day, we light a sacred fire and send our prayers for our medical community, providers and community members.
In solidarity and with respect,
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
July 21, 2020
Protect yourself from COVID-19.
All residents who are planning to travel should be aware that COVID-19 is still circulating at different levels around the province. The safest options are to stay in the area of your home community or to stay in the region. If you think you have travelled somewhere (within or outside of Ontario) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, or should you develop symptoms, please immediately self-isolate and contact the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Manitoulin Health Centre (705) 368-2300 for Little Current, or (705) 377-5311 for Mindemoya.
When you go out, make sure to follow public health guidance—wash your hands, cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or a tissue, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, follow all the steps of physical distancing, wear your face covering, and stay home when ill.
If you are having difficulty breathing or are experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911.
If you have a COVID-19 symptom, get tested. People who are asymptomatic, who are concerned that they have been exposed to COVID-19 or those who are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through their employment are also encouraged to contact an assessment centre and get tested.
Click on the following subject to learn more information:
1. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Ontario Government Lates Updates
2. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Canadian Government latest updates
3. Debunking misinformation about COVID-19 - CBC News
4. How to 'Social Distance' at grocery stores - CBC News
5. Ontario COVID-19 Updates - Ontario.ca
6. Should I disinfect my fruits and vegetables - Public Health Agency of Canada
7. Indigenous Services Canada - Updates
8. Talk to you children about COVID-19 - Public Health Agency of Canada
9. HydroOne Relief Fund - March 18, 2020
10. Working from Home Tips - PCMag.com
11. How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits - CBC News
12. Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health - March 16, 2020
13. What do I do if I feel sick? - Public Health Agency of Canada
13. Tips for managing anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic - The Globe and Mail, March 16, 2020
14. Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses - March 18, 2020
15. Having friends over for coffee is not social distancing: Toronto's top doctor - March 18, 2020
16. Porter Airlines, Air Transat and Air Canada temporarily suspending flights over coronavirus - March 18, 2020
17. Status of cases in the Sudbury & Manitoulin districts - Current: Updated Daily at 10:00am
18. CERB - https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html April 6, 2020
Get medical advice: Telehealth Ontario
Get fast, free medical advice through Telehealth Ontario at:
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007
Visit the website for updates: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-medical-advice-telehealth-ontario