The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) is closely monitoring developments in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to ensure that appropriate measures and supports are in place for our registrants, employers and the public.
Changes to our Business Operations
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, the CRPNM is taking precautions recommended by Public Health officials to protect the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, registrants and members of the public.
We are putting new measures in place to comply with the social distancing recommendations, including:
Closing our Office to Visitors
Our office will be closed to visitors starting at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.
Accepting Documents Electronically
If you have documents to submit to the CRPNM (such as Criminal Records and Child and Adult Abuse Registry checks and identification documents) you can now submit them electronically to the CRPNM Administrative Assistant, Sherry Leynes, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more information about the requirements for scanned or photographed documents here.
If you do not have a scanner, you are welcome to drop off your documents in the mail slot at the CRPNM at 1854 Portage Ave in Winnipeg or mail them to us. Please find our complete mailing address here.
Postponing our Annual General Meeting
The CRPNM Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled for May 14, 2020, has been postponed. We will move this meeting to an online format and provide official notification of the AGM once a new date has been set.
COVID-19 Resources for Health Providers
Registered Psychiatric Nurses are encouraged to review credible and reliable sources of information, daily, for updates on COVID-19 that may affect their practice.
- Shared Health’s COVID-19 webpage for health care providers
- Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID-19 web page for health care providers
Although our office will be closed, staff are working remotely and are available to support RPNs. We will continue to provide RPNs with links to recently published practice directions and other publications that may guide your practice during this time.
If you have questions about the CRPNM practice documents, please contact the Practice Consultant/Deputy Registrar at (204) 888-4841 (ext 4).
Resources for the Public
Guidance for all Manitobans, published by the Province of Manitoba, is available here. This guidance includes information about social distancing and self-isolation and the new COVID-19 Screening Self-Assessment Tool.
Updated March 20, 2020