IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #87 – July 2, 2020

Public health officials advise no 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 remains at 325.

The data also shows:

  • no individuals are in hospital or intensive care;
  • 16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID- 19; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at
  • An additional 503 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday, and 512 tests on Wednesday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 64,329


  • One of the individuals previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29 was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, on Air Canada flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and on Air Canada flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June


  • Updated information based on the case investigation is now available. People in rows 19 to 25 on flight AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on flight AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. These individuals are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop. Information about affected rows for flight AC 122 are being confirmed, and will be updated on the website at when available.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

June 29 – July 3, 2020   July 6 – July 10, 2020   Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

Cindy Garson 431-334-8761 Cindy Garson 431-334-8761
Chris Stove 431-334-8922 Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349 Donna Thompson 204-302-0959
Millie Anderson 204-891-3409 Millie Anderson 204-891-3409
Marcie Taveres 204-803-0700 Martin McLean 204-280-0232
Martin McLean 204-280-0232 Marcie Tavares 204-803-0700
Unice Ross Josie Kent Nicole Cook

Donna Thompson





Lalith Nagella

Shannon Spence Josie Kent

Liz Bone

Unice Ross






    Darlene Bird 204-281-7388
    Seetta Roccola 204-782-0592
    Chris Stove 431-334-8922
    Nicole Cook 431-275-0523
    Cailin Hodder 204-899-2486
IRTC Wellness Team:   Jordan’s Principle:    
Sheri Gould 204-302-0078 Alyssa Monkman 431-338-4349
Marcie Tavares 204-803-0700 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.

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IRTC Education Update: Course Registration Dates for September 2020

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

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.


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