March 21, 2020
Public health officials advise an additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, bringing the number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 19 at this time.
Case 19 is a woman in her 30s who lives in Winnipeg. At this time, the public health investigation indicates the case is related to travel. Information about flights where a person with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 had symptoms at the time of travel are updated as information becomes available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/flights.html.
Manitobans are reminded of the importance of contacting their health-care provider for regular medical care. This includes making sure children are up-to-date on their routine childhood immunizations. This will reduce the risk of outbreaks of other communicable diseases during the pandemic. For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/div/schedules.html.
Most Community Living disABILITY Services (CLDS) and Children’s disABILITY Services (CDS) staff are working away from the office. Participants, families and service providers involved with these programs can continue to contact their community service workers via telephone and email to plan for services and staff are continuing to monitor their phone messages.
If there is an urgent situation that requires an immediate response, contact the CLDS call centre toll-free line at 1-844-730-0105 or the CDS centre toll-free line at 1-844-805-0004 to speak with someone directly. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 before arriving at a testing site.
For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.