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Powerpoint on how to Prevent COVID shared via WRHA: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kv9Xi8v0n9kVMTwZ4bHJlgbbH0mqi0OI/view?usp=sharing      

Resource List – General Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention                      (as of Sept 28th)

Where to go for Information

Manitoba Health Seniors and Active Living: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

Shared Health has information for health care providers as well as posters that can be downloaded and shared: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/


The following sections provide links to some key resources from Shared Health and Manitoba Health Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) you may choose to share with community. This list is not exhaustive but can be used as a quick reference guide.

 Please ensure you are regularly visiting Shared Health and MHSAL websites above for the most up to date information for the public.

 Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention

 Hygiene Posters

Wearing a mask

  • How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering

 Wear it well: A mask how-to for kids (video)


Specific Guidance

COVID-19 Epidemiology Data

Pandemic Response System

Mental Health Resources

Resources for preventing COVID in multiple languages: (added September 28th)

Resource List – COVID-19 Resources Translated into Multiple Languages

 Information from Manitoba Government Websites:

1) Should I get tested for COVID-19? poster

Available on Shared Health website: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/posters/

2) Social (Physical) Distancing poster

Available on the MB Health website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html

3) Reduce my risk & Testing – audio

Available on the MB Health website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html

3) Hand Hygiene – Poster

Available on the Shared Health website: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/hand-hygiene-posters/

4) Cough etiquette – Poster

Available on the Shared Health website: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/cough-etiquette-posters/

5) Isolation & Self-Monitoring For Symptomatic Individuals Recovering at Home – Factsheet

Available on the MB Health website here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html

September 17, 2020 update: Versions of these fact sheets in other languages are being translated and will be updated as soon as they become available

6) Self-Isolation (Quarantine) & Self-Monitoring For Returning Travellers and Contacts of Cases – Factsheet

Available on the MB Health website here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html

September 17, 2020 update: Versions of these fact sheets in other languages are being translated and will be updated as soon as they become available

 7) How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home – Factsheet

Available on the MB Health website here: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html

September 17, 2020 update: Versions of these fact sheets in other languages are being translated and will be updated as soon as they become available

Information from international, national, and local sources:  

  • There are many many more resources than listed here, this is a current snapshot of information available in multiple languages.   

1) Public Health Agency of Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html

Available in English and French and includes a note “Some resources are available in multiple languages.”

You click each resource to find out what language it is available in. Most videos and audio are bilingual; and printed materials are more likely to have been translated. 

2) World Health Organization

Advice for the Public: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

There is a language toggle with some materials translated:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

3) Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba (ECCM)

Covid-19 Manitoba’s state of emergency summary and social distancing guideline in different languages: https://ethnomanitoba.ca/covid-19/

Multilingual Supports for Parents and Students: Returning to School https://ethnomanitoba.ca/welcoming-our-students-back-restoring-safe-school/

4) Immigration Partnership Winnipeg

COVID-19 Resources and Information: https://www.ipwinnipeg.org/ipw-response-to-covid-19  (this lists many Manitoba provincial government resources and Public Health Agency of Canada resources in one place.)

5) MFL Occupational Health Centre

Information Sheets for Essential Workers: http://mflohc.mb.ca/covid-19/information-sheets-for-essential-workers/

Added May 26th – Guidelines for extending the use of a mask – (St.Amant resource) – Extended Use of Masks – How To

Added May 26th – Support for Calling Health Links – (St.Amant resource) – Support for Calling Health Links (April 2020)

Added May 14th – Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions for COVID-19 – https://www.aahd.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/WC_COVID-19-Precautions.pdf

Infection Control Protocol and Q&A sent April 9th, 2020 from CLdS – 

Letter and attachments


Vision of Independence put together this fabulous orientation powerpoint on how to use PPEs based on the current (April 13-20) protocol. Thanks for sharing VOI! 

Universal Precautions and PPE – VOI

New Directions has put together the following information on use of fabric masks – ND Mask instructions

ImagineAbility drafted a protocol on how they might address sharing information surrounding a positive COVID-19 test.  Informing a Possible COVID-19 Case and Exposure IAI

Inclusion Selkirk came up with a system of keeping track of where staff and people served go in the community. This would prove very helpful should there be a positive COVID-19 diagnosis as Public Health will want a list of contacts and places visited. It works like this: 

  • They have advised staff and managers that if leaving the home for anything during a shift they must record where/who/time.
  • Managers are then adding this to their outlook calendar so senior leadership can view it remotely if they need to. Here is the quick blurb that they shared with the TL following our verbal discussion.
    • Community Visit Tracking: Several retail places have done public announcements when staff have been tested positive for Covid-19 so anyone who may have been present can be aware and connect with public health for direction.
      • To ensure we have this info we are asking that we:
        • Minimize staff and individuals doing errands/shopping
        • Utilize day service option whenever possible
        • Tracking staff going on errands/shopping/appointments/etc
        • Track on TL calendar and include
          • Specific location
          • Accurate Time frame
          • Staff name
          • Individual name if applicable

Good video on how to use a mask – https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1720657475514

Good video on putting on and taking off PPEs –  Donning and Doffing PPEs


Some folks over at HSC did this handwashing rap and we think its pretty cool! https://youtu.be/Gn-Do0k2prU


Effective ways to sterilize your grocery purchases when bringing them into your home. https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps

COVID-19 Screening Tool (Shared Health): https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

New Directions has developed these protocols for staff and supervisors related to precautions. The recommend that they are used in the following way: 

  1. Don’t give them to staff all at once, give all to supervisors
  2. The supervisor version has the information the supervisor will need
  3. The regular one: give to all staff
  4. The increased precautions: give to staff involved in a home IF someone gets sick in the home

Here are the protocols: 

Guidelines for supervisor if someone is sick

Guidelines for staff if someone is sick – regular precautions

Guidelines for staff if someone is sick – increased precautions


Notice for Visitors and Delivery Drivers:  https://abilitiesmanitoba.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Notice-for-Door-for-Visitors-and-Delivery-people-Compromised-immune-system.jpg


WHO: Homecare Guidelines for mild COVID19 sypmtoms: 



Hearthstone’s Infection Control Manual: 

HCG Infection Control Manual 2020-2022


Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)



Guidelines for Health Facilities (hospitals etc). While not the same, it may provide valuable advice.  https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/updated-ipac-measures-covid-19.pdf?la=en


Instructions for infection control for community shelters and group homes: 



Poster for Teaching hand hygiene:



Handwashing video:  https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E


Resources for Households in the midst of COVID-19: 



Wash your Hands! And other tips to stay healthy this season (Generic tips)

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