October 7, 2021
ATTN: First Nation community members across Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan is in the midst of a fourth wave of COVID-19 that is more dangerous than previous waves. Our province is seeing record high rates of daily new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions. The Delta variant and low rates of vaccination are the two main factors driving the growth of these new cases.
The Delta variant is the dominant variant of concern circulating in Saskatchewan. This variant is transmitting more quickly and to more people within communities than previous variants. It often results in more severe outcomes, particularly in those individuals who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated. Vaccination levels in many communities have not yet reached the targeted levels needed to keep the virus from circulating. This is what is making this wave so threatening.
There is an increased risk of the Delta variant with children under 12 years of age. They remain our largest unvaccinated cohort as they are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. All eligible youth and adults should get fully vaccinated to provide the best circle of protection around them.
Household gatherings remain the biggest source of transmission of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Close quarters and sharing food are high risk activities for transmitting the virus. As Medical Health Officers, we urge you to take precautions this long weekend to stop the transmission of the virus and prevent further pressures on our health care system. We strongly recommend the following:
We cannot let our guards down this long weekend. The virus is very smart and will spread at any chance it gets. We all have a role to play to curb this fourth wave and these short-term measures can help stop further transmission of COVID-19 to protect children, families and communities.
Dr. Ibrahim Khan, Medical Health Officer, Indigenous Services Canada, SK Region
Dr. Nnamdi Ndubuka, Medical Health Officer, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Inc.
via Indigenous Services Canada
Dr. Ibrahim Khan
Medical Health Officer
Indigenous Services Canada
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Saskatchewan Region
Alvin Hamilton Building 1783 Hamilton Street Regina, SK S4P 2B6 Office: (306) 564-9175
April 15, 2021
A change to the Public Health Order is effective immediately because COVID-19 variants are posing a risk to public health.
Travel should be limited to essential reasons only. Essential reasons include employment, medical care, compassionate reasons and obtaining groceries/household supplies. If you must visit another community, do not make extra stops or visits along the way.
Variants do not respect man-made borders. Travel to other provinces and countries is very high risk. Now is NOT the time to take a vacation or a trip to visit family.
If you absolutely must travel to another province, follow the local public health rules of that province. When you return, the Government of Saskatchewan strongly recommends you:
International travel is strongly discouraged. International restrictions may change quickly and without notice. If you do travel, you may be stranded at your own expense. Health services may be limited.
To return to Canada from another country, you must follow federal quarantine laws and isolate for 14 days on return. You will need to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test before AND after returning, as well as complete isolation. Air travellers have even more stringent requirements.
All Nations Healing Hospital remains open for emergency services, other clinical services and visiting specialists. COVID-19 precautions remain in effect. We thank the staff and leadership at All Nations Healing Hospital for their prompt and thorough response to the situation to protect the health of staff, patients and visitors to All Nations Healing Hospital.
We are reminding everyone of important and simple measures all can take to minimize the risk of transmission in all settings:
The Health Canada COVID Alert app is available to all Saskatchewan residents at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app store. This is another tool available to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by letting people know of possible exposures without sharing any personal information. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Apps webpage.
Your informed choices and actions will make a difference to protect yourself and others.
VIA Indigenous Services Canada
March 16, 2021
All Nations Healing Hospital remains open for emergency services, other clinical services and visiting specialists.
Contact tracing and testing is ongoing. Testing is available to anyone through either the 811 HealthLine or by contacting the health center in your community. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 and all close contacts must self-isolate.
Please be aware, there is a significant rise in COVID-19 variants of concern in Saskatchewan, particularly in the Regina area. At this time, we are discouraging any non-essential travel to other communities and/or provinces.
We are reminding everyone of the current Public Health Measures:
Now, more than ever, we need to be vigilant and redouble our efforts that remove opportunities for the virus to spread.
The Health Canada COVID Alert app is available to all Saskatchewan residents at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app store.
This is another tool available to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by letting people know of possible exposures without sharing any personal information. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Apps webpage.
July 13, 2020
(Treaty 4 Territory) – All Nations’ Healing Hospital (ANHH)
We would like to remind people to remain diligent in their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. All precautionary measures are being enforced to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus at All nations’ Healing Hospital. Increased precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of patients/clients and staff are continued to be in place.
PLEASE BE ADVISED
Masks and hand washing station are located at the Emergency Door entrance.
For more information, please contact ANHH reception: (306) 332-5611
For the most recent FHQTC updates on COVID-19 please see: http://fhqtc.com/fhqtc-covid-19-updates/
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Thank you for your continued diligence,
patience and understanding.