IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #95 – July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise 5 new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 330.

The cases include:

    • a young woman between ages 10 and 19 from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region
    • a man in his 20s from the Winnipeg health region
    • a man in his 40s from the Interlake-Eastern health region
    • a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg health region; and
    • a woman in her 30s from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health
  • One of the individuals announced today as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on WestJet flight 261 from Winnipeg to Calgary on June 27 and WestJet flight 526 from Calgary to Winnipeg on July 2.
  • Information about affected rows for both flights are being confirmed and will be updated on the website at manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available.

The data also shows:

  • No individuals in hospital or intensive
  • 5 active case and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
  • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

The Manitoba government will extend the province wide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act to continue to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The extension takes effect at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, July 14 for a period of 30 days.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

July 13-17, 2020

Liz Bone                    204-782-3651

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean             204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella               204-590-9603

Shannon Spence          431-275-8093

Josie Kent                     204-799-1294

Unice Ross                    204-795-7436

Darlene Bird                 204-281-7388

Chris Stove                    431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                   431-275-0523

Cailin Hodder                204-899-2486

July 20-24, 2020 TBA Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Grace Gabriel

Courtney McLean Donna Hall Leonard Amos

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Medical masks can protect people wearing the mask from getting infected, as well as can prevent those who have symptoms from spreading them. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the following groups use medical masks:

  • Health workers
  • Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, including people with mild symptoms
  • People caring for suspect or confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside of health facilities
  • People aged 60 or over
  • People of any age with underlying health conditions

Non-medical, fabric masks – WHO does not recommend their widespread use among the public for control of COVID-19. However, for areas of widespread transmission, with limited capacity for implementing control measures and especially in settings where physical distancing of at least 1 metre is not possible – such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments – WHO advises governments to encourage the general public to use non-medical fabric masks. For more information, please visit:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a- detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks

In Manitoba, starting Friday (July 10th 2020), anyone at the Brandon airport will have to bring their own mask to wear while inside the terminal, whether they are travellers or not.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/brandon-airport-face-mask-mandatory-1.5642558 http://airport.brandon.ca/component/content/category/9-flights

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

The Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG) is designed so that qualified Post-Secondary students and

recent graduates can pursue volunteer opportunities and earn up to possibly $1000.00 – $5000.00 based on the number of qualified hours. Below is the link for students to obtain further information and how to apply to the Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG).

https://www.iwanttohelp.org/en-CA/student/eligibility-student

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #93 – July 10

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 325

  • The data also shows:
    • No individuals in hospital or intensive
    • 4 active cases and 314 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven

The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following Monday

 

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

July 6 – July 10, 2020

Cindy Garson                431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman         431-338-4349

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean             204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella                204-590-9603

Shannon Spence           431-275-8093

Josie Kent                       204-799-1294

Liz Bone                          204-782-3651

Unice Ross                     204-795-7436

Darlene Bird                  204-281-7388

Seetta Roccola              204-782-0592

Chris Stove                    431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                   431-275-0523

Cailin Hodder                204-899-2486

July 13-17, 2020

Liz Bone                        204-782-3651

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean            204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella               204-590-9603

Shannon Spence          431-275-8093

Josie Kent                     204-799-1294

Unice Ross                    204-795-7436

Darlene Bird                 204-281-7388

Chris Stove                    431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                   431-275-0523

Cailin Hodder                204-899-2486

Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Grace Gabriel

Courtney McLean Donna Hall Leonard Amos

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

Harm Reduction Program – 93% spike in First Nations overdose deaths recorded in B.C. during COVID-19

New data from B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority shows that overdose deaths among First Nations people have surged dramatically and disproportionately in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic. The losses have spiked 93 per cent when comparing data from January to May in 2019 to the same

months in 2020. Eighty-nine First Nations people died from an overdose between January and May of this

year. May was the deadliest month ever in B.C. for illicit overdoses, with 170 deaths reported by the B.C. Coroners Service. One of the contributing factors in the spike in overdose deaths with the onset of the pandemic has been an increasingly toxic street drug supply due to supply chain disruptions.

“Right now, more than ever, we know that the toxicity of the street supply has gone up exponentially in this pandemic,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer for B.C. Experts also report that since the pandemic hit there has been limited access to supervised consumption sites and other harm reduction and treatment services. Staying home to curb the spread of the virus, Dr. Henry said, “has led people to be more isolated, to be alone, to use alone.”

 

Lalith Nagella – IRTC Harm Reduction Coordinator

204-590-9603

Cheyanne Gould – IRTC NNADAP Coordinator

204-314-1051

 

For more information and to read the entire article, visit: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bc-first- nations-overdose-deaths-1.5639098

 

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

The Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG) is designed so that qualified Post-Secondary students and

recent graduates can pursue volunteer opportunities and earn up to possibly $1000.00 – $5000.00 based on the number of qualified hours. Below is the link for students to obtain further information and how to apply to the Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG).

 

https://www.iwanttohelp.org/en-CA/student/eligibility-student

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #92 – July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 325.

  • The data also shows:
    • No individuals in hospital or intensive
    • 4 active cases and 314 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 7.
  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following
Total Cases

325

New Cases

0

Total Manitoba Tests

68,015

Daily Tests: 397

Active Cases

4

Recovered

314

Current Hospitalizations

0

ICU Patients: 0

Deaths

7

Last Update

July 09, 2020

1:00 p.m.

 

  • The province is inviting public feedback on proposed personal care home visitation shelters. The purpose of the shelters is to support the quality of life for residents by ensuring meaningful connections continue between residents of Manitoba’s personal care homes and their The province is asking for feedback on design requirements related to physical distancing protocols, personal protective equipment, frequency of use and ways to support quality visits. Take the survey here engagemb.ca/visitation-shelters.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

July 6 – July 10, 2020

Cindy Garson                431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman         431-338-4349

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean             204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella                204-590-9603

Shannon Spence           431-275-8093

Josie Kent                       204-799-1294

Liz Bone                          204-782-3651

Unice Ross                     204-795-7436

Darlene Bird                  204-281-7388

Seetta Roccola              204-782-0592

Chris Stove                    431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                   431-275-0523

Cailin Hodder                204-899-2486

July 13-17, 2020

Liz Bone                        204-782-3651

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean            204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella               204-590-9603

Shannon Spence          431-275-8093

Josie Kent                     204-799-1294

Unice Ross                    204-795-7436

Darlene Bird                 204-281-7388

Chris Stove                    431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                   431-275-0523

Cailin Hodder                204-899-2486

Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Grace Gabriel

Courtney McLean Donna Hall Leonard Amos

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

Harm Reduction Program – 93% spike in First Nations overdose deaths recorded in B.C. during COVID-19

New data from B.C.’s First Nations Health Authority shows that overdose deaths among First Nations people have surged dramatically and disproportionately in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic. The losses have spiked 93 per cent when comparing data from January to May in 2019 to the same

months in 2020. Eighty-nine First Nations people died from an overdose between January and May of this

year. May was the deadliest month ever in B.C. for illicit overdoses, with 170 deaths reported by the B.C. Coroners Service. One of the contributing factors in the spike in overdose deaths with the onset of the pandemic has been an increasingly toxic street drug supply due to supply chain disruptions.

“Right now, more than ever, we know that the toxicity of the street supply has gone up exponentially in this pandemic,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer for B.C. Experts also report that since the pandemic hit there has been limited access to supervised consumption sites and other harm reduction and treatment services. Staying home to curb the spread of the virus, Dr. Henry said, “has led people to be more isolated, to be alone, to use alone.”

Lalith Nagella – IRTC Harm Reduction Coordinator

204-590-9603

Cheyanne Gould – IRTC NNADAP Coordinator

204-314-1051

For more information and to read the entire article, visit: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/bc-first- nations-overdose-deaths-1.5639098

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

The Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG) is designed so that qualified Post-Secondary students and

recent graduates can pursue volunteer opportunities and earn up to possibly $1000.00 – $5000.00 based on the number of qualified hours. Below is the link for students to obtain further information and how to apply to the Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG).

 

https://www.iwanttohelp.org/en-CA/student/eligibility-student

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #90 – July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 325

  • The data also shows:
    • No individuals in hospital or intensive
    • 14 active cases and 304 individuals have recovered from COVID-19
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven
  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • COVID-19 Update First Nations and Inuit Health Branch – Manitoba Region Reporting Period March 6, 2020 – June 28, 2020
    • 0 cases were reported in MB First Nations (FN) communities during the reporting
    • From March 6 to June 28, 62,035 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Manitoba in accordance with the testing guidelines. Of these, 3,442 (5.5%) COVID-19 tests were done for 3,115 First Nation
    • Three health centres, 22 nursing stations, and both federal hospitals conducted 1,596 tests in this time period. Of the 3,442 tests done in this time period, all results were
    • Fewer than 5 Manitoba First Nation community residents were named as contacts to COVID-19 cases. All were asymptomatic and followed testing and self-isolation recommendations. All completed their 14 day self-isolation period and are considered to be resolved and closed as a contact investigation.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

July 6 – July 10, 2020

Cindy Garson                431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman         431-338-4349

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean             204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella                204-590-9603

Shannon Spence          431-275-8093

Josie Kent                      204-799-1294

Liz Bone                         204-782-3651

Unice Ross                    204-795-7436

Darlene Bird                 204-281-7388

Seetta Roccola             204-782-0592

Chris Stove                    431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                   431-275-0523

Cailin Hodder                204-899-2486

July 13-17, 2020 TBA Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg

Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April

and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

 

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

The Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG) is designed so that qualified Post-Secondary students

and recent graduates can pursue volunteer opportunities and earn up to possibly $1000.00 – $5000.00 based on the number of qualified hours. Below is the link for students to obtain further information and how to apply to the Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG).

https://www.iwanttohelp.org/en-CA/student/eligibility-student

 

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #87 – July 2, 2020

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

The data also shows:

  • no individuals are in hospital or intensive care;
  • 16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID- 19; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at
  • An additional 503 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday, and 512 tests on Wednesday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 64,329

 

  • One of the individuals previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29 was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, on Air Canada flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and on Air Canada flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June

 

  • Updated information based on the case investigation is now available. People in rows 19 to 25 on flight AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on flight AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. These individuals are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop. Information about affected rows for flight AC 122 are being confirmed, and will be updated on the website at http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 29 – July 3, 2020   July 6 – July 10, 2020   Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

Cindy Garson 431-334-8761 Cindy Garson 431-334-8761
Chris Stove 431-334-8922 Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349 Donna Thompson 204-302-0959
Millie Anderson 204-891-3409 Millie Anderson 204-891-3409
Marcie Taveres 204-803-0700 Martin McLean 204-280-0232
Martin McLean 204-280-0232 Marcie Tavares 204-803-0700
Unice Ross Josie Kent Nicole Cook

Donna Thompson

204-795-7436

204-799-1294

431-275-0523

204-302-0959

Lalith Nagella

Shannon Spence Josie Kent

Liz Bone

Unice Ross

204-590-9603

431-275-8093

204-799-1294

204-782-3651

204-795-7436

    Darlene Bird 204-281-7388
    Seetta Roccola 204-782-0592
    Chris Stove 431-334-8922
    Nicole Cook 431-275-0523
    Cailin Hodder 204-899-2486
IRTC Wellness Team:   Jordan’s Principle:    
Sheri Gould 204-302-0078 Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
Marcie Tavares 204-803-0700 Millie Anderson 204-891-3409
    Martin McLean 204-280-0232

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

 

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #86 – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 325.

  • The data also shows:
    • no individuals in hospital or intensive care;
    • 18 active cases and 300 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
    • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at Seven

  • An additional 253 laboratory tests were performed on Monday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 63,309.
  • Tomorrow is Canada Day, and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practice social distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping. Stay home if you feel sick, practice good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be COVID-CAREFUL and reduce stops
  • Drive-up testing site in Eriksdale will be CLOSED July 1, 2020 for Canada Day.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 22 – June 26, 2020:

Cindy Garson                   431-334-8761

Chris Stove                       431-334-8922

Alyssa Monkman            431-338-4349

Millie Anderson              204-891-3409

Marcie Taveres               204-803-0700

Martin McLean               204-280-0232

Unice Ross                       204-795-7436

Josie Kent                         204-799-1294

Nicole Cook                      431-275-0523

Donna Thompson           204-302-0959

June 29 – July 3, 2020: TBA Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

IRTC Wellness Team:

Sheri Gould                      204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares               204-803-0700

Jordan’s Principle:

Alyssa Monkman       431-338-4349

Millie Anderson          204-891-3409

Martin McLean           204-280-0232

 

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

 

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg

Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April

and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

 

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

Treena McPherson      204-302-1344

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

IRTC Jordan’s Principle
Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
Millie Anderson 204-891-3409
Martin McLean 204-280-0232

 

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

 

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #85 – June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Saturday, no new cases identified on Sunday and two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab- confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 324.

  • The data also shows:
    • No individuals in hospital or intensive
    • 17 active cases and 300 individuals have recovered from COVID-
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at
  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • Drive-up testing site in Eriksdale will be CLOSED July 1, 2020 for Canada

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 29 – July 3, 2020:

Cindy Garson       431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349

Millie Anderson    204-891-3409

Martin McLean    204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares    204-803-0700

Josie Kent            204-799-1294

Unice Ross           204-795-7436

Chris Stove           431-334-8922

Nicole Cook          431-275-0523

July 6-10, 2020 TBA Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

~ ~ ~ ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ ~

If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg

Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April

and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

The Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG) is designed so that qualified Post-Secondary students and recent graduates can pursue volunteer opportunities and earn up to possibly $1000.00 – $5000.00 based on the number of qualified hours. Below is the link for students to obtain further information and how to apply to the Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG).

 

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

 

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

https://www.iwanttohelp.org/en-CA/student/eligibility-student

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #83 – June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 316.

  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • Restoring Services – PHASE THREE- Implementation on June 21, 2020 Changes in the final Phase Three plan are in addition to those introduced in Phase One and Phase Two. Conditions outlined in earlier phases continue to apply and critical services can continue to operate. Detailed public health guidance for businesses is available at http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

If public health results deteriorate or guidelines are not sufficient, Phase 3 measures may be paused, and previous measures may be re- introduced.

  • Drive-up testing site in Eriksdale will be CLOSED July 1, 2020 for Canada

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 22 – June 26, 2020:

Cindy Garson        431-334-8761

Chris Stove            431-334-8922

Alyssa Monkman   431-338-4349

Darlene Bird          204-281-7388

Calin Hodder         204-899-2486

June 29 – July 3, 2020:

Cindy Garson       431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349

Millie Anderson    204-891-3409

Martin McLean     204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares     204-803-0700

Josie Kent             204-799-1294

Unice Ross           204-795-7436

Chris Stove           431-334-8922

Nicole Cook          431-275-0523

Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg

Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April

and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

 

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

 

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

 

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

 

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #82 – June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains 315.

  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • Restoring Services – PHASE THREE- Implementation on June 21, 2020 Changes in the final Phase Three plan are in addition to those introduced in Phase One and Phase Two. Conditions outlined in earlier phases continue to apply and critical services can continue to operate. Detailed public health guidance for businesses is available at  http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

If public health results deteriorate or guidelines are not sufficient, Phase 3 measures may be paused, and previous measures may be re- introduced.

  • Drive-up testing site in Eriksdale will be CLOSED July 1, 2020 for Canada

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 22 – June 26, 2020:

Cindy Garson        431-334-8761

Chris Stove            431-334-8922

Alyssa Monkman   431-338-4349

Darlene Bird          204-281-7388

Calin Hodder         204-899-2486

June 29 – July 3, 2020: TBA Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos

204 956-7413

IRTC Wellness Team:

Sheri Gould                 204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Treena McPherson       204-302-1344

Jordan’s Principle:

Alyssa Monkman        431-338-4349

Millie Anderson          204-891-3409

Martin McLean           204-280-0232

 

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

 

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg

 Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April

and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

 

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

 

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

 

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.

IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #80 – June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 @ 1804

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 309.

NEW Public Health officials advise there were two additional cases of COVID-19 identified later today. Total: 311. One of the new individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case today attended JT’s Store and Diner (40 Penner Drive) in Blumenort, Manitoba June 10, 2020 at approximately 6 p.m. The individual was symptomatic at the time. Public health is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms

  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • Restoring Services – PHASE THREE- Implementation on June 21, 2020 Changes in the final Phase Three plan are in addition to those introduced in Phase One and Phase Two. Conditions outlined in earlier phases continue to apply and critical services can continue to operate. Detailed public health guidance for businesses is available at http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

If public health results deteriorate or guidelines are not sufficient, Phase 3 measures may be paused, and previous measures may be re- introduced.

  • Public Health officials report an individual who was out in public and not showing symptoms has since tested positive for COVID-19. The following businesses were identified along with dates/time of possible exposure:
    • Home Depot on Bishop Grandin Boulevard on June 12 between 8 and 9 m.
    • Walmart on Kenaston Boulevard on June 13 between 6 and 7 m.

The risk of transmission is “extremely low” because the person was not showing symptoms and the stores had physical distancing policies, however anyone who was at either location and has symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested for the illness and stay home.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 15 – June 19, 2020:

Cindy Garson            431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman      431-338-4349

Tosan Okorosobo     204-869-2082

Donna Thompson     204-302-0959

Liz Bone                   204-782-3651

Unice Ross               204-795-7436

June 22 – June 26, 2020:

Cindy Garson         431-334-8761

Chris Stove            431-334-8922

Allison Monkman   431-338-4349

Darlene Bird          204-281-7388

Calin Hodder          204-899-2486

Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos

204 956-7413

IRTC Wellness Team:

Sheri Gould                 204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Treena McPherson       204-302-1344

Jordan’s Principle:

Alyssa Monkman        431-338-4349

Millie Anderson          204-891-3409

Martin McLean           204-280-0232

 

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.

 

Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg

 

Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”

 

 

People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

Tribal Diabetes Coordinator Update: Nourish Food Rx: COVID-19 Patient Food Security Fund

The goal of this fund is to address food insecurity created, or exacerbated by, COVID-19. Hospitals, health authorities, long-term care facilities, Indigenous health services, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and Community Health Centres are invited to apply for projects that demonstrate a collaborative response to food insecurity in their community. Submission deadline: June 30, 2020

To apply, visit: https://www.nourishhealthcare.ca

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

 

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

For more information, please contact Shannon Spence, IRTC TDC