What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based hand sanitizer frequently and not touching your face. Cover your cough/sneeze, maintain social (physical) distancing, wear mask when social (physical) distancing is not possible and stay home when you are sick.
Symptoms may include:
- Fever/ chills
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat/ hoarse voice
- Shortness of breath/ breathing difficulties
- Loss of taste or smell
- Vomiting, or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
- Poor feeding if an infant
- Runny nose
- Nausea or loss of appetite
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Skin rash of unknown cause
Our office will continue to remain closed to the public until further notice. Please contact your case manager during office hours at (204) 944-0040.
For emergency contact after office hours, please call ANCR at (204) 944-4200.
Urban Indigenous Rapid Test Site and Vaccination Center:
COVID-19 Rapid Testing / Urban Indigenous Vaccination Centre
While many people will develop only mild symptoms, some groups appear to be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those at higher risk typically develop more serious, even fatal, symptoms such as pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.
Helpful links regarding COVID-19. These are provided for information and safety purposes only. It is important to remain calm and stay informed.
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COVID-19 Immunization for Young People: