Eeyou Istchee: COVID-19 Information for the Public

Eeyou Istchee: COVID-19 Information for the Public

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COVID-19 Information for the Public

The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government is working with the Cree Health Board to keep you updated on COVID-19 information for Eeyou Istchee.

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What is COVID-19?

(Source: Cree Health Board’s Public Health Department)

Cree Translation of COVID-19

Yehyewâspinewin e âshû-mîyitunâniwich

ᔦᐦᔦᐙᔅᐱᓀᐎᓐ  ᐋᔔ ᒦᔨᑐᓈᓂᐎᒡ

COVID-19 is a new strain of the coronavirus disease. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory diseases. COVID-19 was unknown before the outbreak began in December 2019.

On March 13, 2020, the Gouvernement du Québec adopted an Order in Council that declares a health emergency throughout Québec’s territory. This exceptional measure empowers the government to implement an array of measures to protect the health of the population.

The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government is working closely with the Cree Health Board to provide regularly updated information to keep you informed. We encourage you:

  1. Visit the Cree Health Board website to receive updated information for Eeyou Istchee on COVID-19
  2. Avoid spreading misinformation or rumours

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