IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #86 – June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

IRTC UPDATE:

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 325.

  • The data also shows:
    • no individuals in hospital or intensive care;
    • 18 active cases and 300 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19;
    • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at Seven

  • An additional 253 laboratory tests were performed on Monday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 63,309.
  • Tomorrow is Canada Day, and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practice social distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping. Stay home if you feel sick, practice good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be COVID-CAREFUL and reduce stops
  • Drive-up testing site in Eriksdale will be CLOSED July 1, 2020 for Canada Day.

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

Millie Anderson              204-891-3409

Marcie Taveres               204-803-0700

Martin McLean               204-280-0232

Unice Ross                       204-795-7436

Josie Kent                         204-799-1294

Nicole Cook                      431-275-0523

Donna Thompson           204-302-0959

June 29 – July 3, 2020: TBA 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

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:

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.

Treena McPherson      204-302-1344

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

IRTC Jordan’s Principle
Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
Millie Anderson 204-891-3409
Martin McLean 204-280-0232

 

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.

 

Manitoba Suicide line 1-877-435-7170

Hope for Wellness Hotline

1-855-242-3310

 

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868