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COVID-19 information

Information for health-care staff

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Information for the public

 

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News conference


The Province of Manitoba is hosting a news conference every day at 11 a.m. with coronavirus updates. Click to see the most recent media briefing. 

Changes to your primary health care clinic/doctor's office visits - please phone ahead

Important information for kidney patients 
(March 14)

Important information for cancer patients  (March 14)

Attention: Families and support persons of residents of long term care facilities (March 14)

Information for non-compliance with public health orders
Public health orders are in effect.

All reports of non-compliance with public health orders currently in place in Manitoba must be made to the Manitoba Government Inquiry line.

Public Health will document inquiries and pass them on to Health Inspectors. It is essential that all complaints go through this central line as listed below:

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INQUIRY
Phone: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-MANITOBA (1-866-626-4862)
Email: mgi@gov.mb.ca
Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Concerned about positive COVID-19 cases in your community?
 Stay home and practice social distancing by keeping two metres apart when out in public. The provincial chief public health officer releases data on which regional health authority cases come from but will not elaborate on exact communities unless there is a public health need to do so.


Public health officials receive information about a positive COVID-19 case after a positive lab test. The notifications arrive throughout the day. Once a notification is received, public health officials call the person, inform them they have tested positive and advises them to self-isolate. 

They also do an extensive interview to identify their "close contacts." This includes identifying:

  • people who provided care for the person, including healthcare workers, family members or other caregivers, or who had other similar close physical contact without consistent and appropriate use of personal protective equipment: 
    people who live with or otherwise had close (within 2 metres), prolonged contact with a probable or confirmed case when they were sick; and

  • people who had direct contact with infectious body fluids from the person (e.g., someone who was coughed or sneezed on) while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.

  • Cases are called every day by public health throughout the period of home isolation to monitor their recovery until they are deemed non-infectious.

    Individuals who are identified as a close contact to a case will be notified by public health officials as soon as possible. They will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, monitor for onset of symptoms daily including taking their temperature, and are called every day throughout this period to determine whether they have developed symptoms. Contacts who develop symptoms are referred for testing. Asymptomatic contacts are not tested.

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (RHA) reminds residents to stay vigilant and regularly review information posted on the following sites:

 

 gov of man  

Click the links above for more information. 
 

 

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