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Our office will be closed Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Remembrance Day. We will re-open on Friday, November 12, 2021. 

As of Friday, March 20, 2020, the 120 Maryland St. office is closed however we continue to operate with all staff working from home. We will be answering emails and will be monitoring the phone. If you call the office, please leave your email address as this may be the most efficient way to be back in touch with you.

A Message from COTM Executive Director

As I write this on August 24th, the Premier and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer are making announcements about the new public health orders which will impact healthcare workers in the province with respect to vaccine requirements. We have forwarded this information to you on behalf of Shared Health Manitoba and the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. It is clear that more information is forthcoming to operationalize the intent of this directive. COTM will continue to monitor progress on the planning and will share information as we are able.

Of late we have been enjoying some freedoms with movement, visiting and mask requirements. Case numbers have remained low during the month of August. However, the province is taking proactive measures to prevent an increase in cases as can be seen in some other Canadian provinces.

To better understand the impacts of the new orders on your practice, you are encouraged to review the orders at Manitoba Laws (Orders) (gov.mb.ca).

The Manitoba pandemic response website is an important resource Province of Manitoba | Pandemic Response System (gov.mb.ca) You are encouraged to visit it for updates. Nevertheless, I welcome your questions.

COTM continues to field questions from COTM members who want to participate in the vaccine response. If you are keen to take part in these efforts you need to ensure that you are engaging through an approved pandemic response provider and have received approved training to work as a vaccinator. You are encouraged to carefully review the orders under The Regulated Health Professions Act if you are asked to work as a vaccinator, Manitoba Laws (Orders) (gov.mb.ca). And feel free to send your questions my way.

Take care, be well.

Sharon Eadie, O.T. Reg. (MB)
COTM Executive Director