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COVID-19 Update from Fisher River Health Services – July 28, 2020

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Phase 4 Restoring Safe Services the Gathering sizes have not changed from Phase 3 thus the indoor limit is 50 and outdoor limit is 100. All information is on the Manitoba Health Website or contact Health Centre for any questions or concerns.
As we all seen in the past couple of weeks our cases have been increasing:
Here is a breakdown of the cases in the different Regional Health Authorities:
Interlake-Eastern= New=2 Active= 35
Southern= New=1 Active= 17
Winnipeg= New= 1 Active=13
Prairie= New=1 Active= 13
Northern= New=0 Active=0
Reminder that we belong to the Interlake-Eastern Region which has the Highest of active cases it is important to follow all Public Health Measures which is included below. This is not a return to “Normal” and we should not “let our guards down” The Risk of Covid-19 is still present and will likely remain for some time.
Individuals at increased risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19, including individuals older than 60 years and those living with a compromised immune system or chronic condition, should continue to limit non-essential outings. If these individuals choose to visit with family, they should avoid close contact and maintain an appropriate physical distance, preferably outdoors, to lower their risk as much as possible.
By adopting the following habits, we can reduce our risk and the risks to others.

  • If you are sick, even if you only feel a little unwell, stay home. Use the online self-assessment tool to see if you may be at risk of having COVID-19.
  • Individuals – If you are sick, do not leave your home to go to work, school or other public places (e.g. stores, restaurants, churches, etc.), unless you require urgent medical care.
  • Parents/ Caregivers – If your children are sick, they should stay home from school, daycare, playdates and/or extra-curricular activities.
  • Sports teams/ activity organizers/ schools/ daycares – Do not allow anyone who is sick to attend/ participate.
  • When you are with others outside your household, gather in outdoor settings where possible, and maintain physical distancing except for brief exchanges.
  • Limit the number of people that you come in contact with at this time to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as food or drinks.
  • Practice proper cough etiquette. Turn away from people and cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene.

How can I reduce my risk of infection from COVID-19?
Good hand hygiene provides significant protection from viral respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19.
People are encouraged to take common prevention measures, including regular handwashing with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds. Make sure to dry your hands thoroughly. You can also use an alcohol-based hand cleanser if your hands are not visibly dirty.
It is especially important to clean your hands:

  • after coughing or sneezing
  • when caring for a sick person
  • before, during and after you prepare food
  • before eating
  • after toilet use
  • when hands are visibly dirty

You should also cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, or you can cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw used tissues in the garbage and immediately wash your hands, or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser.
Avoid close contact (within two metres or six feet) with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as coughing or sneezing. Children and adolescents should avoid sharing food or drinks (e.g., sippy cups and water bottles), musical instruments or other things that have been in a person’s mouth or hands.
Testing is critical to identify and isolate cases and contacts early, to limit further spread and protect those at increased risk. Individuals experiencing any respiratory symptoms are encouraged to visit a community screening location.
When you get tested you and your House hold are required to isolate until test results are back which is typically 2-3 days.

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