COVID-19 updates from MNBC President Clara Morin Dal Col

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The health and safety of our people is MNBC’s top priority.

To assess your risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19, please take this self-assessment https://covid19.thrive.health Please maintain good hand washing technique and social distancing of up to 2m. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms; you have recently travelled to any location that has an active travel advisory related to COVID-19; or you know or suspect you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please call 811 for appropriate health information. Please also note that when calling 811 you may experience longer than usual service wait times as volume of inquiries has increased. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, please take good care of yourself, your family and your extended Métis family. 

***If you are in crisis and need support, please call the Métis Crisis Line 1-833-METIS-BC (1-833-638-4722) This line is manned 24hr a day and 7 days a week. In collaboration with KUU-US Crisis Services, the Metis Crisis Line is a place where you can talk, trust and feel safe!

Advisories and Updates

March 25, 2020 - Download COVID-19 Update from the President
March 17, 2020 - Download Advisory_Letter to Communities.pdf
March 12, 2020 - Download Advisory_Letter updated RE Postponed Events.pdf
March 12, 2020 - Download Advisory_Letter_Postponed Events.PDF


HELPFUL Links and Resources:

Please visit Canada’s Public Health website to familiarize yourself with the latest updates Canadian Government COVID-19 information and updates 

Community links for more helpful resources:  Coronavirus/Covid-19 Facts  Wash Your Hands

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool - Determine your risk with this online tool released March 17th, 2020
BC’s Self-assessment tool: https://covid19.thrive.health/   

Mental Health and Wellness  -  Please see information from the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division on staying mentally well during this time period in regards to Covid-19.
https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/covid-19-and-anxiety
Register for free for Bounce Back J a self-directed course to help you manage low mood, anxiety and depression.

More information on managing stress and anxiety:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html 
Download a free app like Mindshift on your phone, to help you relax, meditate and monitor your mood in an online private diary. Find out more here: https://www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt/

Employment Insurance information on Covid-19  -  Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement and are available to eligible claimants who are unable to work because of illness, injury or quarantine, to allow them time to restore their health and return to work. Canadians quarantined can apply for Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits.  Specific questions regarding EI Part I are encouraged to refer to My Service Canada Account (MSCA), the Service Canada Website, contact the EI Call Centre at 1-800-206-7218 or go to an in-person Service Canada Centre.  If affected by COVID19, or under quarantine, then special measures may apply.  Please refer to https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html or contact EI directly at 1.800.206.7218.

To find out if you are eligible, and to apply, visit the EI sickness benefits page.

Helpful resources for Kids:

  • The importance of handwashing - https://youtu.be/3TJJNsUmDQ0 - a paid advertisement by Lysol but different coloured glitter shows how germs can be transmitted and the effectiveness of soap.  A less messy option is the Pepper experiment.