July 20, 2020
Public health officials advise 18 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 354.
New cases include:
- 11 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region
- three cases in the Winnipeg health region
- three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
- one case in the Southern Health region
- The high case counts are reflective of an outbreak of cases in several Hutterite colonies. Dr. Brent Roussin, MOH advises that the colony outbreaks are linked to travel outside of Manitoba -a large gathering in Alberta. In addition, there are some international travel related cases and one transport driver. The investigations are all ongoing and any additional information will be provided as needed once investigations are complete to inform people of any public health
- One of the individuals announced today as a positive COVID-19 case was a passenger on several flights from Manila, Philippines to Canada July 7 & 8, 2020. Information about affected rows for both flights are being confirmed and will be updated on the website atmanitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available.
The data also shows:
- One individual in hospital or intensive care
- 29 active case and 318 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
- The number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at 7
The dashboard and graphs are updated Monday to Friday at 1 p.m. Data from the weekend will be updated on the following.
IRTC in-office essential services schedule:
All IRTC Staff are in-office daily at the Pinaymootang Head office and at the Headingley Sub-office.
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If you are using gloves or masks, please discard these items accordingly.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Medical masks can protect people wearing the mask from getting infected, as well as can prevent those who have symptoms from spreading them. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the following groups use medical masks:
- Health workers
- Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, including people with mild symptoms
- People caring for suspect or confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside of health facilities
- People aged 60 or over
- People of any age with underlying health conditions
Non-medical, fabric masks – WHO does not recommend their widespread use among the public for control of COVID-19. However, for areas of widespread transmission, with limited capacity for implementing control measures and especially in settings where physical distancing of at least 1 metre is not possible – such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments – WHO advises governments to encourage the general public to use non-medical fabric masks. For more information, please visit: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and- answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks
In Manitoba, starting Friday (July 10th 2020), anyone at the Brandon airport will have to bring their own mask to wear while inside the terminal, whether they are travellers or not.
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).