It is important that you continue to monitor information about COVID-19 as a citizen and as a health professional.
You are urged to regularly (at least daily) visit the webpages below so that you can review timely and critical updates:
“These are unprecedented times, and the Manitoba government is working to ensure the safety of all Manitobans. Across Manitoba, health authorities have undertaken actions to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread, including implementing strict infection and control precautions, enhanced cleaning protocols and daily screening of staff before shift. In collaboration with infection prevention and control experts and public health experts, Shared Health has established provincial guidelines based on the best available evidence for the use of PPE in various health care settings, available at sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/. Shared Health and the health authorities continue to monitor and ensure that standards of care are being upheld and appropriate PPE is available to staff to best serve health care clients. We are unable to inform you of specific quantities of various PPE as quantities on hand change daily based on use.
The Manitoba government acknowledges both the public and private sector occupational therapists who are doing essential work to ensure Manitobans are able to safely return to or stay in their homes. I appreciate you raising the concern regarding access to PPE equipment as they do their work.”
Monday, June 22, 2020 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
View past meeting presentations. Click on the topic below:
April 6, 2020 — Essential Services
April 14, 2020 — Telepractice
April 20, 2020 — Coping with Grief, Anxiety and Re-deployment
April 27, 2020 — Coping, Positive Growth & Success Amidst COVID-19
May 11, 2020 — Building Resiliency & Managing Uncertainty as OTs and
Tolerance For Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook
May 25, 2020 — Advocacy For Occupational Therapists/Therapy
June 8, 2020 — Advocacy – A Continued Discussion (coming soon)
Health System Volunteer Support for COVID-19
As the health care system in Manitoba is preparing for further activity related to COVID-19 screening, there is a need to increase the health system’s volunteer pool to support these efforts. As a result, existing volunteers from various organizations in the community would provide significant support.
Please view the following Shared Health and Manitoba Health communications: