IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #57 – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020


 Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 292.

The data also shows:

  • one individual is currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
  • 18 active cases and 267 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven
  • Effective today, public health orders have been modified to increase the limit on gathering size to no more than 25 people for indoor premises and 50 for outdoor areas, providing social distancing measures are in place. In addition, players, coaches, managers, training staff and medical personnel employed by or affiliated with a professional sports team may attend the team’s facilities for the purposes of training and practising, provided that no members of the public are permitted to enter those
  • Understanding the patterns and trends of COVID-19 transmission is an important component of Manitoba’s reopening strategy and will inform the gradual lifting of public health restrictions and other elements of the province’s COVID-19 response. Manitoba has developed several options for sentinel testing, including introducing voluntary asymptomatic testing for clients in a number of health-care settings to further monitor the presence of COVID-19 in the
  • Manitobans who present for non-COVID-19 related care may be offered the testing as part of sentinel surveillance. Testing for COVID-19 is still not recommended for Manitobans who do not have symptoms associated with the People without symptoms should not seek out testing at this time.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit the Community Screening sites

Cases and Risk of COVID-19 in Manitoba

The dashboard is updated daily at 1 p.m.

Please note: tests results during the weekend are unofficial at this time and will be confirmed on Monday.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule: 

May 19, 2020 – May 22, 2020

Seetta Roccola             204-782-0592

Alyssa Monkman         431-338-4349

Chris Stove                   431-334-8922

Nicole Cook                  431-275-0523

IRTC Wellness Team

Sheri Gould                      204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares               204-803-0700

Treena McPherson        204-302-1344

May 25, 2020 – May 29, 2020

Karl Zadnik                   204-956-7413

Tosan Okorosobo        204-869-2082

Darlene Bird                 204-281-7388

Liz Bone                        204-782-3651

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.

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

IRTC Education Update

 The program information and application guidelines for post secondary students are now available for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) program. Please go to the link below to learn more about the program details and to complete the checklist to determine if you are eligible. benefit.html

Social Development Program

 Provides support services to our I.R.T.C. communities which includes regular updates from Indigenous Services Canada and information in dealing with the Covid 19 crises. Local program delivery has changed to include workplace safety provisions for staff and clients and requires innovative ways for cheque and/or purchase order distribution in communities. Information and bulletins are sent to assist in these areas.

Canada’s COVID 19 Economic Response Plan has raised questions for Income Assistance Administrators on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).                Information has been forwarded to communities for client information, community awareness, and provides direction on how the Income Assistance Program addresses clients in receipt of CERB.

P.E.S.P. Program

 The Pre-Employment Supports Program is ongoing. As restrictions open, programs will continue. Caseworkers available to accept applications. With social distancing measures in place, please call to make appointment.

Wellness Team

The Wellness team developed an activity booklet for youth. The activity booklet includes fun activities that include coloring, breathing techniques for anxiety and monitor feeling. The booklet is available to print for parents, frontline workers, teachers, and children to print and make copies.

The booklet will be available on the Wellness Facebook page and on the IRTC web page. The Booklet will be sent to all Health Centres affiliated with IRTC