COVID-19 March 19, 2020 Update - New Resources Added - New Acute Care Facility Visitor Restrictions, New Signage, Testing Protocols for Primary Care Provide
Public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17 at this time.
A COVID-19 informational screensaver has been deployed to all Shared Health-managed computers Province-wide.
Information and resources are being regularly updated at the links below. Please review and share as appropriate with leadership, sites, physicians and partners in long term care.
New & Updated Information by section:
Latest Operational Updates:
Acute Care facility visitor restrictions https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-acute-care-visitor-restrictions.pdf
Media bulletin #21 https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47097&posted=2020-03-19
Media bulletin #22 https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47119&posted=2020-03-19
Resources for Staff and Sites:
Testing protocols for Primary Care Providers https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-testing-protocols-for-pcps.pdf
Algorithm for designated testing sites https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-algorithm-for-designated-testing-sites.pdf
Testing site testing volumes https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-testing-site-data-instructions.pdf
Nasopharyngeal specimen collection procedure video https://vimeo.com/398627117/e35232c036
Attention: Families and support persons of patients in Manitoba’s Acute Care Facilities https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-acute-care-family-letter.pdf
Acute Care Visitor restrictions 8.5” x 11” – English https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/visitor-restrictions.pdf (other sizes also available)
Acute Care Visitor restrictions 8.5” x 11” – French https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/visitor-restrictions-fr.pdf (other sizes also available)
Visitor restrictions – dialysis units 11″ x 17″ - English https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-dialysis-poster.pdf
As always, up-to-date information is available at the following locations:
Information for the Public: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/
Information for Health Care Providers, Physicians & Staff https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/
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