COVID-19 Updates

PARIM is dedicated to supporting you and keeping you updated during this challenging time. This page will be updated regularly. Our office will be closed until further notice, but you can continue to reach us at

Thank you for everything you are doing!

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

Shared Health

Shared Health has developed a screening tool

Shared Health COVID-19 website: Find the latest operational updates and memos here.

Shared Health Social Media

April 2: Universal PPE Requirements

April 3: MHSAL/Shared Health COVID-19 Incident Management Status Report #049. These reports are updated regularly.

PGME COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
PGME COVID-19 Resource Page

March 20: Please see this memo from PGME, addressing concerns brought up by PARIM President Dr. Kim on behalf of PARIM.
March 18 update: Pregnant residents to be taken off clinical services

Manitoba Health


March 30: Public Health Order

RCPS, CFPC, MCC Exam Information

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
The College of Family Physicians of Canada
The Medical Council of Canada

Notice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba regarding exams

March 25 CPSM Notice to Residents

Resident Doctors of Canada is working with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Medical Council of Canada regarding COVID-19’s possible impact on exams. Questions for RDoC related to this issue can be directed to
Resident Doctors of Canada Website

Message from RDoC April 3

Message from RDoC March 24
Message from RDoC March 18
Message from RDoC March 14
Message from RDoC March 12
Message from RDoC March 11

Additional Resources

COVID-19 clinical trials in Manitoba The website for the trial, led by Dr. Ryan Zarychanski, hematologist at CancerCare Manitoba, is Further information for health care providers can be found here.

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
First Edition: March 21 2020
Second Edition: March 27 2020

University of Manitoba Obstetrics & Gynecology: Related Resources & Updates


University of Manitoba COVID-19

Manitoba Dental Association

Doctors Manitoba – Resources for Health Care Providers

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information
Know the difference between self-monitoring, self-isolating and quarantine

World Health Organization COVID-19 page

Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Psychological Association

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

Wellness and Self-Care

24-Hour Confidential Physician and Family Support Line:

Crisis Line (24/7)

MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services

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.

The Manitoba Government is offering free counselling services for those experiencing COVID related stress:

COVID-19 – Guidance & Tools to Support Mental Wellness A document prepared by Shared Health; most recently updated March 29

A Printable Guide to what you need at home if you must self-isolate

Coronovirus Sanity Guide (free for health workers): “In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. We’re adding more resources as they’re created – so keep checking back.”

“Psychology Works” Fact Sheets from the Canadian Psychological Association

Gyms and Studios offering free online classes
More free Online fitness classes

The Wellness Institute (Seven Oaks Hospital) offers webinars, podcasts and video workouts

Pandemic Sleep Advice (From the CDC)

Cognitive Reframing and COVID-19

National Emergency Library – 1.4 million books available during the pandemic: “a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.”

The first lines of 10 classic novels, rewritten for social distancing

Community Support

Students from the MMSA have generously offered to donate their time to support health care workers, including residents, affected by the COVID outbreak:
“Recognizing that your hours and responsibilities are likely being extended while crucial services that you rely on may be taken away, University of Manitoba medical students would like to volunteer our time to support you. This can include, but is not necessarily limited to: basic childcare; grocery shopping; trips to the pharmacy; pet care; and general errands.”
For further information and to fill out their intake form, please see here.

Help Next Door: A Manitoba network connecting volunteers with those needing support

Caremongering Winnipeg: Community Response to COVID-19

CAA is offering free roadside assistance to all health care providers: “you can request CAA Roadside Service by calling *222 on your mobile device or toll free at 1-800-222-4357. This free service is currently being offered to Members and non-Members alike. If you are a Member and a healthcare worker or first responder, these calls will not be counted on your Membership.”

Pitza Witza, located at 636 Notre Dame Avenue, is offering 50 per cent off to all HSC staff until April 15.