IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #1

➢ Effective March 18, 2020 the IRTC main office and sub-office will be working virtually to avoid social contact to maintain precautionary measures on COVID-19. Of the 15 lab confirmed cases, 14 of the confirmed cases have been identified within in Winnipeg and 1 Selkirk, Manitoba.

➢ IRTC will remain operating with essential services ONLY.

➢ IRTC has suspended any program staff travels to our IRTC Member Communities to avoid possible risks to the communities.

➢ The following in-office essential service’s schedule is as follows:

1. March 23-27, 2020: Cindy Garson: 431-334-8761
  Josie Kent: 204-799-1294
  Donna Thompson: 204-302-0959

 

2. March 30 – April 3, 2020: Seetta Roccola: 204-782-0592
Liz Bone: 204-782-3651
Marcie Tavares: 204-803-0700

 

3. April 6 – 10, 2020:              Karl Zadnik: 204-795-4747
Shannon Spence: 204-914-2391
Tosan Okorosobo: 204-869-2082

 

4.   April 13 – 17, 2020:          Darlene Bird: 204-281-7388
Lalith Nagella: 204-590-9603
Courtney McLean: 204-619-7914

 

5.   IRTC Wellness Team:     Sheri Gould: 204-302-0078
Marcie Tavares: 204-803-0700
Treena McPherson: 204-302-1344

 

6.   Jordan’s Principle:          Alyssa Monkman: 431-338-4349
Mille Anderson: 204-891-3409
Martin McLean 204-280-0232

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

 

Sanitation Kits:

IRTC is making every effort to obtain the basic essential supplies from various vendors nationally.

However, at this time, supplies are limited. The supplies that were able to purchase are listed below and will be distributed to Chief and Council for further distribution to on reserve. The most “AT RISK” and vulnerable households such as the elderly, compromised immune system clients and families with infant children will be FIRST PRIORITY

As much as we would like to provide every household with kits, we are unable to do so at this time, due to the high demand of supplies.

The kits include the following:

  • Cleaning solution
  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Bar soap
  • Dish detergent

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR MEMBER COMMUNITY’S CHIEF AND COUNCIL FOR PICK UP AND DISTRIBUTION.

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In order to determine if you should contact Health Links – Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888- 315-9257) or seek other medical advice, you will be asked to respond to a few questions below.

Please note:

Public health officials are strongly advising all Manitobans, including health-care providers, to cancel or postpone any non-essential international travel. In addition, public health officials are recommending all international travelers self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to Canada.

Public health officials also strongly urge anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache, to self-isolate for 14 days.

Social distancing is used to intentionally reduce close contact between people to try to stop the progression of community transmission of any virus. Social distancing strategies for all Manitobans include:

  • Cancelling or postponing any large-scale events with more than 250
  • Minimizing prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two meters) contact between other individuals in
  • Avoiding greetings that involve touching such as
  • Disinfecting frequently used
  • Following public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus; and
  • Considering avoiding travel, crowded places and events, especially if you are at higher

 We remind you to protect yourself while out in public. Please wash your hands frequently and maintain a distance of about 2 meters from others.

COVID-19 Screening Tool

Please note that this is not a medical assessment. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, seek medical attention or call 911. This service is not a substitute for consulting with your doctor.

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

 

For the most up-to-date, factual, information on COVID-19 please visit

manitoba.ca/covid19/.