IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #60 – May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020


Public health officials advise no 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 remains at 292.

The data also shows:

  • no individuals in hospital or intensive care;
  • 17 active cases and 268 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit: ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit

  • The draft plan for restoring services in Phase Two released May 21 builds on measures from Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, which set out an evidence-based plan to ease public health measures that had escalated since mid-January. As of May 22, gathering size limits were increased to 25 people indoor and 50 outdoor, while professional sports teams were allowed to return to their training facilities, as long as precautions were taken and the public is not allowed into those
  • Detailed information on the draft plan for Phase Two of service restoration can be found at: ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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

Karl Zadnik                   204-956-7413

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Tosan Okorosobo        204-869-2082

Darlene Bird                 204-281-7388

Liz Bone                        204-782-3651

IRTC Wellness Team

Sheri Gould                      204-302-0078

Marcie Tavares               204-803-0700

Treena McPherson        204-302-1344

May 25, 2020 – May 29, 2020

Cindy Garson               431-334-8761

Josie Kent                     204-799-1294

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Cailin Hodder               204-899-2486

Unice Ross                   204-795-7436

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