Apr 9, 2020
Posted in: health
Métis-specific emergency response (PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY)
*Full program details and instructions available on the MN-S website
On March 31, 2020 the Métis Nation Saskatchewan announced $2.88 million for immediate emergency COVID-19 relief measures for childcare, housing, and PPE. Below is a summary.
MN–S Emergency Housing Support Program
MN–S Childcare Support
MN–S Personal Protective Equipment Program
Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:
GDI Graduation Ceremonies
GDI Golf Tournament
For the health and safety of our workplaces and communities it is imperative to work together to limit exposure and spread of illness.
COVID-19 Information Online
Residents can go to www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 for the latest information.
The province has introduced a dedicated, toll-free phone line for people who have general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic that are not health-specific. The new number will help take the pressure of the 811-healthcare line which is for people with symptoms or health concerns. The new number, for non-emergency COVID-19 questions, is 1-855-559-5502 (for Regina residents: 306-787-8539) available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
NEW The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)opened to applications this week. It provides temporary income support to those who have stopped working because of COVID-19. CERB provides $500 per week for up to 16 weeks. More information can be found on the federal government website.
Use Social Distancing
As individuals, we are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk. Social distancing means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keep a minimum distance of two metres from others when shopping or walking in the community (from Government of SK news release March 22, 2020).