MKO: Guidance on Re-Opening Northern, Remote, Isolated, and Indigenous Communities

Jul 7, 2020

A new document was published on June 30, 2020, to share guidance on re-opening Northern, remote, isolated, and Indigenous communities.

This document draws upon the April 30, 2020, recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Special Advisory Committee (SAC) on COVID-19 for Lifting of Restrictive Public Health Measures. It provides additional guidance for adapting the recommendations in a Northern, remote, isolated, and Indigenous community context. First Nation, Inuit, and Métis national Indigenous organizations were engaged in developing this document.

This document is based on currently available scientific evidence and public health assumptions regarding COVID-19. It is subject to change as new information emerges, experience is gained with lifting restrictions in some jurisdictions, or treatment options or vaccines become available. This document should be read in conjunction with relevant F/P/T and local legislations, regulations, policies, and guidance.

To ensure this document is widely distributed, it will be shared with the members of the F/P/T SAC on COVID-19 and the Public Health Working Group on Remote and Isolated Indigenous Communities. The document will also be publicly available online on the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health website. You can download a PDF copy of the document here.


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