COVID-19 Vaccination Status Disclosure – Updated Information

The following important information is being sent to COTM members on behalf of Shared Health Manitoba.

September 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Disclosure – Updated Information

Manitoba is today providing additional information related to new public health orders that require all direct care workers to provide proof of their fully vaccinated status to their employer OR undergo regular COVID-19 testing.

This new information confirms that testing of all direct care workers who are not fully vaccinated will begin on October 18, 2021 (not on October 31, 2021 as previously communicated).

We are asking all direct care workers to complete the online or paper version of the form developed for this purpose by October 1, 2021. Additional information from your manager/designate will be shared with you in the near future.

Physicians/medical staff please note: you will be receiving specific information from your Chief Medical Officer/Site Medical Lead.

Testing equipment and supplies have been secured and made available sooner than anticipated and health-care employers, sites and programs are working to finalize policies and procedures to support rapid testing for unvaccinated staff. This is a necessary additional precaution in response to the significant threat posed by the delta variant.

Manitoba’s health system is making every effort to have these measures in place well in advance of a fourth wave for the protection of our patients, residents, clients and colleagues as well as to preserve vital health services and capacity to meet the needs of Manitobans.

In preparation for this requirement, managers and/or their designate have been connecting with health care workers who meet the definition of a direct care worker.

Individuals whose work activities and/or role are determined to fall within the requirements of the upcoming Public Health Order have been/will be asked to complete a Disclosure Form.

For instructions on completing the Disclosure Form, see:

For the form, see:

The Frequently Asked Questions document is being updated and will be made available on the COVID-19 Providers page as soon as possible.

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

Information for Health Care Providers, Physicians & Staff