COVID-19 – Directive Regarding Non-Essential Services

To reduce the likelihood of community transmission of COVID-19, on  March 22, 2020, Dr. Brent Roussin, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, and Lanette Sirugasa, Chief Provincial Nursing Officer, issued the directive that all non-essential and elective health services should immediately cease or be reduced to minimal levels.

Allowable exceptions include:

  • emergency services, or
  • time-sensitive services necessary to avert or avoid negative patient outcomes OR to avert or avoid situations that would have direct impact on patient safety.

Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs), including those who are self-employed, have been informed of this directive.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257

If you or a loved one needs immediate help for a mental health crisis, please call 911, report to your local hospital emergency department, or see the Mental Health Crisis contacts in your region for urgent care. For further information visit Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living- Mental Health and Addictions please click here .

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