March 11, 2020

RE: Update on COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve rapidly worldwide with more countries reporting cases and an overall increase in case numbers. As of 11:30 today, this is why World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this as Pandemic. To date, no laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases have been identified in Manitoba.

Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

  • Wash hands frequently and for a minimum of 20 secs (and or sing a song)
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth & nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough and or sneeze.

Stay informed as per below steps.

Please read the following as it will provide you with where to go for additional information.

Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living is recommending the following:

  • If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness (regardless of travel), even if mild, stay home until your symptoms are gone.
  • If you have upcoming travel plans, consider the following:
    • Review the latest Government of Canada COVID-19 related travel advisories.
    • Consider deferring travel if non-essential
    • Be aware that health care services may be limited in some areas, and travel restrictions including quarantine, may be put in place with little notice.
    • After traveling self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties) for 14 days after your return. Should you develop COVID-19 symptoms self-isolate immediately and call Health Links-Info Santé for more information.

Links for info to keep updated and we are provided updates from health Canada.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tanya Kirkness, Nurse-in-Charge, at the Fisher River Health Centre at 204-645-2689.

The Fisher River Health Centre will be providing regular updates regarding the COVID-19, also know as Corona Virus, as changes and updates are provided from Manitoba Health.

Lynette McDonald
Director of Health
Fisher River Health Centre

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