IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #4 – March 23, 2020


March 23, 2020


  • The total number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba is now 20
  • For the most up-to-date, factual, information on COVID-19 please visit
  • Interlake Eastern RHA testing sites: Selkirk (1st drive-thru testing site)

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


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

March 23 – 27, 2020

Cindy Garson                                         431-334-8761

Marcie Tavares                                      204-803-0700

Donna Thompson                                  204-302-0959

March 30 – April 3, 2020

Seetta Roccola                                       204-782-0592

Liz Bone                                                  204-782-3651

Courtney McLean                                   204-619-7914



Jordan’s Principle

Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
IRTC Wellness Team                             Millie Anderson 204-891-3409
Martin McLean 204-280-0232
Sheri Gould: 204-302-0078  


IRTC Wellness Team

Sheri Gould 204-302-0078
Marcie Tavares 204-803-0700
Treena McPherson 204-302-1344

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.

Updates will be provided on changes