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

Media bulletin #21

Media bulletin #22



Resources for Staff and Sites:

Testing protocols for Primary Care Providers

Algorithm for designated testing sites

Testing site testing volumes

Nasopharyngeal specimen collection procedure video


Patient information

Attention: Families and support persons of patients in Manitoba’s Acute Care Facilities



Acute Care Visitor restrictions 8.5” x 11” – English (other sizes also available)

Acute Care Visitor restrictions 8.5” x 11” – French (other sizes also available)

Visitor restrictions – dialysis units 11″ x 17″ - English


As always, up-to-date information is available at the following locations:

Information for the Public:

Information for Health Care Providers, Physicians & Staff


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