IRTC COVID-19 Pandemic Bulletin #90 – July 7, 2020

July 7, 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 is 325

  • The data also shows:
    • No individuals in hospital or intensive
    • 14 active cases and 304 individuals have recovered from COVID-19
    • The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven
  • The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following

  • COVID-19 Update First Nations and Inuit Health Branch – Manitoba Region Reporting Period March 6, 2020 – June 28, 2020
    • 0 cases were reported in MB First Nations (FN) communities during the reporting
    • From March 6 to June 28, 62,035 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Manitoba in accordance with the testing guidelines. Of these, 3,442 (5.5%) COVID-19 tests were done for 3,115 First Nation
    • Three health centres, 22 nursing stations, and both federal hospitals conducted 1,596 tests in this time period. Of the 3,442 tests done in this time period, all results were
    • Fewer than 5 Manitoba First Nation community residents were named as contacts to COVID-19 cases. All were asymptomatic and followed testing and self-isolation recommendations. All completed their 14 day self-isolation period and are considered to be resolved and closed as a contact investigation.

IRTC in-office essential services schedule:

All IRTC Staff are available continuously via email and cell phone should you need to contact them.

July 6 – July 10, 2020

Cindy Garson                431-334-8761

Alyssa Monkman         431-338-4349

Donna Thompson       204-302-0959

Millie Anderson           204-891-3409

Martin McLean             204-280-0232

Marcie Tavares            204-803-0700

Lalith Nagella                204-590-9603

Shannon Spence          431-275-8093

Josie Kent                      204-799-1294

Liz Bone                         204-782-3651

Unice Ross                    204-795-7436

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

July 13-17, 2020 TBA Staff in Daily Karl Zadnik Finance Donna Hall 204-792-2819

Leonard Amos 204 956-7413

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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).