IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #83 – June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 316.

  • 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 http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

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

  • Drive-up testing site in Eriksdale will be CLOSED July 1, 2020 for Canada

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 22 – June 26, 2020:

Cindy Garson        431-334-8761

Chris Stove            431-334-8922

Alyssa Monkman   431-338-4349

Darlene Bird          204-281-7388

Calin Hodder         204-899-2486

June 29 – July 3, 2020:

Cindy Garson       431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349

Millie Anderson    204-891-3409

Martin McLean     204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares     204-803-0700

Josie Kent             204-799-1294

Unice Ross           204-795-7436

Chris Stove           431-334-8922

Nicole Cook          431-275-0523

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

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

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:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-overdose-emergency-calls-covid19-pandemic- 1.5615248

 

IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

 

Please note that the following education institutions have stated that the majority of their programs will be offered online for the Fall 2020 term. In addition, the following dates should be adhered to when it comes to registering for your courses for the September 2020 session.

Red River College -registration begins a month before your program start date.

University of Winnipeg -registration appointment notices are sent to students mid to late June and registration will begin in July.

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

 

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

University of Manitoba -registration for Fall 2020 opens in Aurora on July 23 – August 11 for returning students. Registration for Fall 2020 for new students will be July 14-20. Students can start checking their registration dates starting July 10.