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Spirit the caribou mascot with Northern Health written on his blue shirt.

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Spirit the Caribou


Spirit is proud to represent healthy living in the North, as Northern Health's mascot since 2015. Learn more about him in this YouTube video.

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A graphic outlines how to self-isolate.

How to self-isolate?

Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. This can help prevent the spread of infections. Self-isolation lowers the chance of spreading the illness to oth...

A graphic explains hand washing and not touching your face.

Stay Healthy during COVID-19

In addition to physical distancing, the most important thing you can do to prevent infection is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face. To help reduce your risk of infection: ...

A graphic of a woman wearing a mask with text about masking.

Should I wear a mask?

Masks should be used by sick people to prevent transmission to other people. A mask will help keep a person's droplets in. It may be less effective to wear a mask in the community when a person is ...

A graphic shows two people 2 metres or 6 feet apart.

What is physical distancing?

Social distancing is a way that we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact with others. Even though we are not sick, we should still keep about two meters (six feet) o...