Coronavirus Low Risk in Manitoba

February 19, 2020

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba

AMC Communications

The following AMC Health Update provides the latest information for First Nations in Manitoba who are concerned with how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could potentially affect their citizens.

At this time, the risk of contracting the coronavirus in Manitoba remains low. There have not been any confirmed cases in Manitoba. Only eight confirmed cases in Canada exist, and they are in Ontario and British Columbia.

However, even with this low risk during the ongoing flu season and heightened health sensitive time, AMC asks all First Nations citizens to please continue with common prevention measures for viruses and influenza. This includes regular hand washing, and covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Additionally, If possible, avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as coughing or sneezing.

The AMC will continue to work with the Federal and Provincial governments, First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM), and public health agencies to keep First Nations updated on any necessary action plans and provide detailed information to First Nations in Manitoba.

At this time, additional information can be found at:

To Read Manitoba Media Bulletin – Novel Coronavirus Bulletin #3

To Read Government of Manitoba Update

To Read Canadian Government Update

To Read Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Acute Care Infection Prevention & Control Manual – Enhanced Droplet/Contact Precautions