November 10, 2020

COVID-19 release MDA3

MDA March 16, 2020




















Here is some basic information to help you navigate this health issue:



Evidence suggests that the coronavirus spreads from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets.



According to Shared Health Appointments should be rescheduled for patients who have:

  • Travelled internationally within 14 days prior to onset of illness
  • Come into contact with someone who has or is suspected of having coronavirus, OR
  • Had close contact with someone with flu-like symptoms who has travelled internationally within 14 days prior to onset of illness, OR
  • Been exposed to laboratory specimens of persons who may have been infected with COVID- 19, AND
  • Have signs/symptoms suggestive of coronavirus
    • Cough, Fever, Sore Throat, Runny Nose, Weakness, Headache


Shared Health have poster resources appropriate for the workplace for patients and staff.


Employee Concerns during COVID-19

Manitoba Health has good resources on Workplace adaptations.

People’s First HR is the MDAs source for information relating to employment issues. If you have any specific HR questions about how COVID-19 may impact your workplace, please contact our [email protected]


Risk-informed decision making for mass gatherings:

Manitoba Health and Health Canada are advising all organizations to cancel events where there is a potential gathering of 250 or more people.



According to Shared Health, Health-care providers should give serious consideration to cancelling or postponing all non-essential travel outside Manitoba.

According to Manitoba Health, Manitobans are strongly advised to cancel or postpone any non-essential international travel.

Please review Manitoba Health on travel advisory: