IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #3 – March 20, 2020

COVID-19 PANDEMIC BULLETIN # 3 March 20, 2020


  • The total number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17
  • For the most up-to-date, factual, information on COVID-19 please visit
  • Interlake Eastern RHA testing sites:
    • Selkirk (1st drive-thru testing site)
      Eriksdale – opening up Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Pine Falls

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 today
➢ Manitoba Government Stated the Emergency measure will be in place for 30 days.
➢ There is also a public health order to observe a 50-person gathering limit.
➢ The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has set up a call line and email to answer questions from First Nation people and communities. 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:

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.


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

March 23 – 27, 2020
Cindy Garson 431.334.8761
Josie Kent 204.799.1294
Donna Thompson 204.302.0959

March 30 – April 3, 2020
Seetta Roccola 204.782.0592
Liz Bone 204.782.3651
Marcie Tavares 204.803.1344

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 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.