IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #85 – June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020


Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Saturday, no new cases identified on Sunday and two new cases 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 324.

  • The data also shows:
    • No individuals in hospital or intensive
    • 17 active cases and 300 individuals have recovered from COVID-
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at
  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

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

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

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

July 6-10, 2020 TBA 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: 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.

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.

The Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG) is designed so that qualified Post-Secondary students and recent graduates can pursue volunteer opportunities and earn up to possibly $1000.00 – $5000.00 based on the number of qualified hours. Below is the link for students to obtain further information and how to apply to the Canada Student Services Grant (CSSG).



Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170


Hope for Wellness Hotline



Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868