IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #15 – April 4, 2020

April 4, 2020


Public health officials advise 12 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 194.

The data also shows:

  • 10 individuals are currently hospitalized including six in intensive care,
  • 17 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and
  • the total number of deaths reported in Manitoba is two

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 567 tests Friday. As of April 4, a total of 12,514 tests have been performed.


Please call your local Health Centre for further information on COVID-19 testing sites and resources

  • Manitoba is declared a State of Emergency as of 11:00 am – March 20, 2020
  • The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has set up a call line and email to answer questions from First Nation people and The number is 204-940- 8880 and 1-877-940-8880 weekdays 8:00 am – 9:00 pm and weekends 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Handwashing technique recommended:



Interlake Reserves Tribal Council initially took on the efforts to obtain supplies for the IRTC First Nation Communities. Moving forward, Indigenous Services Canada ISC (formally know as INAC) will be providing funding directly to each First Nation for basic supplies and food security.

Please see your leadership for further information

Please Note: this is for ON-RESERVE ONLY



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


April 6 – 10, 2020

Lalith Nagella          204-590-9603

Alyssa Monkman     431-338-4349

Tosan Okorosobo 204-869-2082

IRTC Wellness Team

Sheri Gould              204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares        204-803-0700

Treena McPherson 204-302-1344

April 13 – 17, 2020

Darlene Bird            204-281-7388

Josie Kent                204-803-0700

Seetta Roccola        204-782-0592

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 should you need to contact them.

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IRTC Education Update

IRTC Student Services program provides Post Secondary and Private Home Placement education funding to Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan and Pinaymootang students. Monthly allowance disbursements will be distributed as usual without disruption.

Social Development Update

Due to COVID19 virus issues and preventative measures of social distancing, I.S.C. (Indigenous Services Canada) has stated all annual IA document reviews scheduled for First Nations are delayed at this time until risk subsides. As bulletins come out from the Social Department, we will forward to all IRTC communities on changes for Quarterly reporting.

PESP Program – The PESP Program has temporarily cancelled all planned programming until further notice. I.S.C. has confirmed any surpluses in programming can be carried forward past March 31, 2020 deadline.

Emergency Management Update

 The Province of Manitoba has issued a new public health order to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The following measures will be in place as of April 1st:

  • No gatherings over 10 people allowed
  • 10-person limit not applicable for healthcare or social services
  • All restaurants prohibited from serving food in their premises, delivery or take out is allowed
  • All businesses that are not considered as a critical service must close between April 1st and April 14th – These businesses may operate on a remote basis
  • All businesses considered critical services must enforce appropriate social distancing rules
  • Municipal transit services, taxis and private vehicles for hire can continue to The operator of the vehicle must take measures to ensure there is reasonable separation of people in a vehicle