IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #80 – June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 @ 1804


Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 309.

NEW Public Health officials advise there were two additional cases of COVID-19 identified later today. Total: 311. One of the new individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case today attended JT’s Store and Diner (40 Penner Drive) in Blumenort, Manitoba June 10, 2020 at approximately 6 p.m. The individual was symptomatic at the time. Public health is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms

  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • Restoring Services – PHASE THREE- Implementation on June 21, 2020 Changes in the final Phase Three plan are in addition to those introduced in Phase One and Phase Two. Conditions outlined in earlier phases continue to apply and critical services can continue to operate. Detailed public health guidance for businesses is available at

If public health results deteriorate or guidelines are not sufficient, Phase 3 measures may be paused, and previous measures may be re- introduced.

  • Public Health officials report an individual who was out in public and not showing symptoms has since tested positive for COVID-19. The following businesses were identified along with dates/time of possible exposure:
    • Home Depot on Bishop Grandin Boulevard on June 12 between 8 and 9 m.
    • Walmart on Kenaston Boulevard on June 13 between 6 and 7 m.

The risk of transmission is “extremely low” because the person was not showing symptoms and the stores had physical distancing policies, however anyone who was at either location and has symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested for the illness and stay home.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 15 – June 19, 2020:

Cindy Garson            431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman      431-338-4349

Tosan Okorosobo     204-869-2082

Donna Thompson     204-302-0959

Liz Bone                   204-782-3651

Unice Ross               204-795-7436

June 22 – June 26, 2020:

Cindy Garson         431-334-8761

Chris Stove            431-334-8922

Allison Monkman   431-338-4349

Darlene Bird          204-281-7388

Calin Hodder          204-899-2486

Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos

204 956-7413

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 phone should you need to contact them.

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


Harm Reduction Program – ‘Alarming’ signs of pandemic overdose spike emerge in Winnipeg


Recent information from Winnipeg Fire & Paramedic department shows there has been an alarming 66 per cent increase in emergency calls related to crystal meth and opioid poisonings or overdoses in April and May, compared to the same period last year.

“We would be naive to say that the COVID world we live in has not increased the demand and desire to cope,” paramedic Cory Guest said. “Some folks are vulnerable, some folks are dealing with trauma.… The No. 1 reason that folks do substances is often to cope.”



People began using substances more in isolation, he said, and that carries a heightened risk when things go wrong. Paramedics’ use of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote, Naloxone, also jumped more than 70 per cent higher than that two-month period in 2019.

For more information please visit: 1.5615248

Tribal Diabetes Coordinator Update: Nourish Food Rx: COVID-19 Patient Food Security Fund

The goal of this fund is to address food insecurity created, or exacerbated by, COVID-19. Hospitals, health authorities, long-term care facilities, Indigenous health services, Aboriginal Health Access Centres, and Community Health Centres are invited to apply for projects that demonstrate a collaborative response to food insecurity in their community. Submission deadline: June 30, 2020

To apply, visit:


Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170


Hope for Wellness Hotline



Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

For more information, please contact Shannon Spence, IRTC TDC