Message from COO Health Director, Carmen R. Jones:

As we continue to move through the COVID-19 Pandemic the First Nations communities continue to persevere. The Chiefs of Ontario Health Secretariat will continue to provide the most updated information through our Newsletter to First Nation Communities. The information sources are from within COO, other organizations, Provincial and the Federal Health Partners.

First Nation communities continue to show resilience and strength during these times across Ontario. Cases of COVID-19 increased after the holidays and started to decline throughout January. February we have seen a rise in the number of cases in some communities. I want to take this time to thank the frontline workers at the community level for their dedication and commitment to their communities during this pandemic.

We are working closely with leadership to have our community members vaccinated as quickly as possible. I wish your families continued good health.

In kind regards,

Carmen R. Jones