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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is embarking on an exercise as part of their Mission Critical: Saving Lives Risk Communication and Community Engagement response to the current COVID-19 epidemic.

This community mobilisation initiative will focus on identifying the needs of communities affected by COVID-19, strengthening community action towards improved health behaviours, and creating collective responsibility for population health and well-being.

Starting Friday, November 19, Ministry of Health and Wellness teams, wearing easily identifiable orange T-shirts with the slogan “We’re here to listen … here to help”, will visit select communities to engage community members in brief exchanges to find out their needs and concerns, as well as the knowledge, attitudes and practices of residents. The community health volunteers will also provide educational materials and protective equipment to community members.

The teams, which will visit communities from Friday to Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., will operate in accordance with the COVID-19 protocols, and respondents are urged to do the same.  All data collected will be kept confidential.   

Members of the public are encouraged to fully cooperate as the information collected will aid in informing future COVID-19 response activities.

Ministry of Health and Wellness

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