COVID-19 Updates

PARIM is dedicated to supporting you and keeping you updated during this challenging time. This page will be updated regularly. If there is anything you think should be included, please let us know at parim.office@gmail.com.
Please contact Occupational Health if you have urgent questions. The provincial OESH toll free number is 1-888-203-4066 (includes HSC and WRHA, and all urgent evening/weekend calls).

Information and resources are being regularly updated at the COVID-19 Providers Site https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/.

Proof of Vaccination status: Residents can upload their proof of vaccination to the U of M website at this link:https://covid-declaration.umanitoba.ca/. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact the IST helpdesk at 204-474-8600 for support. Alternatively, you can take a picture of the front and back of your vaccination card and send to vaccine.audit@umanitoba.ca.

Recent News

April 14: New COVID-19 Testing Guidelines

January 21: Managing COVID Fatigue – Shared Health Intranet (sharedhealthmb.ca)

January 14: The Provincial COVID-19 resources page has been updated with a top-of-page rotator for easy reference to high-traffic resources. 

The rotator now includes easy access to all information for health-care workers regarding:

  • returning to work following COVID-19 infection & returning to work with improving/mild symptoms and a negative test result;
  • monoclonal antibody treatment
  • personal protective equipment information and reminders
  • COVID-19 career opportunities

The WRHA Employee Discount program is being regularly updated. See here for available discounts: https://professionals.wrha.mb.ca/star-program/employee-discount-program/

Operational Updates: The latest from Shared Health, PGME, and Manitoba Health

Safety, Essential Services and Financial Support

PPE: All healthcare workers should have access to PPE whenever necessary. Updated information available on the Shared Health Website: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/
Update (December 23, 2021): https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-ppe-breach-reminder-memo.pdf

Alternative Accommodations: All Alternative Isolation Accommodations SOPs updated https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/alternative-isolation-accommodations/
AIA health-care support staff orientation package https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/aia-hcw-orientation.pdf
AIA Frequently Asked Questions https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/aia-faq.pdf

Airbnb hosts are offering “Frontline Stays” for COVID-19 responders. These hosts have committed to special cleaning measures. Many Frontline Stay hosts are offering their spaces for free or discounted rates. Airbnb is adding new hosts regularly, so they encourage people to keep checking back for more options.

Child Care: Essential Services Worker Child Care Request form

cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca
    1-888-213-4754 (toll free)
    (204) 945-0776

The following resources have been updated with the latest information:

These resources can be found on the Shared Health COVID-19 website at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/human-resources/

Wellness Resources

Crisis Services

24-Hour Confidential Physician and Family Support Line:
1-844-436-2762

Crisis Line (24/7)
204-786-8686
1-888-322-3019

MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services
1-866-367-3276

Southern Health Wellness Line: The Wellness Support Line is for health care professionals in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region to debrief and talk to someone outside their normal support network and workplace.

Counselling Services

The Canadian Psychology Association has created a list of registered psychologists who have volunteered to provide services to healthcare workers. Please see here for details.

Free counselling and health services to Manitobans of all ages during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Here is a list of free services currently available.

Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba – Wellness Response Line https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-cmha-resources.pdf

Additional Resources

Staying Grounded During COVID-19: Staff Health & Wellness Booster Sessions
These sessions will highlight simple strategies to enhance our ability to focus, to keep things in perspective and to stay grounded as we face the challenges of COVID-19. Participants will be guided through Grounding Techniques that can be used during pressure moments at work or at home to refresh, refuel and re-set throughout the day.  More information and registration is available at http://home.wrha.mb.ca/files/booster-sessions.pdf. Staying grounded during COVID-19 handout https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-staying-grounded-handout.pdf

Guide for Health Care Providers for Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing of Patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Psychology Works” Fact Sheets from the Canadian Psychological Association

Self-care during COVID-19 pocket card: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/self-care-during-covid-19-pocket-card.pdf

Deals and Discounts for Health Care Workers

RDoC has compiled a nation wide list of available discounts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v3ktrvxXaClgrbD1KUzKomceFWV3jAw_H7rk7N51Lt4/edit#gid=634347005&fvid=1339326310

The WRHA Employee Discount program is being regularly updated. See here for available discounts: https://professionals.wrha.mb.ca/star-program/employee-discount-program/

Travel Information

Additional Resources: Affiliated Organizations, Public Health and Research

University of Manitoba Residents, Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 Reports: These reports are produced by a collaboration of fellows, residents, medical students, faculty leads, and librarians from the University of Manitoba and the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases community. Archived issues can be found at: https://www.mbcovid19report.com/

Affiliated Organizations

AFMC website

Canadian Medical Association

CMPA: CMPA COVID-19 Hub: https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/covid19

Doctors Manitoba – Resources for Health Care Providers

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC)

University of Manitoba COVID-19

Public Health

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information

The Government of Canada’s COVID Alert app is now available in Manitoba. Refer to: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-alert-app-memo.pdf. For more information about COVID Alert, visit Canada.ca

World Health Organization COVID-19 page

Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

John Hopkins University COVID-19 page

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

Updated Scientific Literature from the National Library of Medicine (USA)

The AFMC has created a page outlining medical research on COVID-19 taking place at Canadian Universities: https://afmc.ca/en/priorities/medical-research-stories