orange iconOperational Response Level: Restricted ›
Person washing hands

Coronavirus Information

Daily Roundup

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 News

Ahead of the long weekend, Manitoba Public Health is advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only. Travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas, including campgrounds, north of the 53rd parallel.

Manitobans experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links-Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms should use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested.

CESB application portal now open

The Canadian Emergency Student Benefit provides eligible students and recent graduates who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 with $1,250 a month, or $2,000 a month to those with a disability or acting as a caretaker, for the next four months.

Apply now »

Register for RRC’s Virtual Indigenous Celebration

Our annual Pow Wow has been a point of pride for the College for nearly 20 years, and a tremendous way to honour, celebrate and share Indigenous culture. We are excited to create a place online that honours the achievements of our Indigenous students and holds space for Indigenous culture and teachings.

RRC Virtual Indigenous Celebration
Friday, June 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Red River College – Indigenous Education Facebook Page (via Facebook Livestream)

We’ll be adding more ways for you to celebrate online and at home, so stay tuned.

Students who want to be included in the Virtual Indigenous Celebration and receive a mailed gift can visit to register and submit photos by end of day Monday, May 25, 2020.


The COVID-19 Emergency Student Support Fund needs your help to support hundreds of Red River College financially impacted by the pandemic. Donate now at

Counselling Services continues to operate via telephone and video conferencing. We offer a range of services to students depending on their need and comfort level. For more information, visit