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Coronavirus Information

Weekly COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

April 9, 2021

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Update 1 – April 9, 2021

Red River College is committed to keeping you informed on the latest provincial COVID-19 information, and how these updates and changes may impact the College community. Each week, we’ll highlight the latest news from RRC, updates on restrictions, vaccine eligibility, cases on campus, and informational videos worth sharing.

News

ICYMI – Watch the Fall 2021 Planning Video

Over the past two weeks, Red River College has hosted two WebEx Events to discuss how the fall 2021 academic and operational plans are shaping up – including information about what we already know and what we still have yet to learn as public health supports and advises post-secondary institutions across Manitoba.

If you missed the presentation, you can watch the video here.

Notre Dame Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Site

As part of our continued partnership with the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic, Red River College will host a COVID-19 vaccine site at our Notre Dame Campus located in the Voyageur Cafeteria. Similar to the COVID-19 test site at NDC, the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic will operate and manage this designated vaccine site with support from a number of areas across the College.

Learn more about the NDC Vaccine Site and COVID-19 vaccines here.

 

Vax Facts

Find out if you’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine:

Are you…

  • age 60 or older? (expanded from 62 on April 9)
  • a First Nations person age 40 or older? (expanded from 42 on April 9)
  • an individual living with a chronic health conditions*
  • a person who lives or works in a congregate living facility?
  • a healthcare worker?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria and how to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment here.

*Find out more about qualifying high-risk health conditions, and specific congregate living criteria – visit Eligible Groups.

Have questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Check out RRC’s FAQ here.

 

Provincial Restrictions

In this section, we’ll keep you informed on the latest updates to Public Health Orders as they become available.

Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL

On Thursday, November 12, the province of Manitoba moved to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens.

Changes to existing Public Health Orders took effect March 26, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and, Dr. Brent Roussin announced on April 8, 2021 that these will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on April 30, 2021.

For information on province-wide restrictions at the Critical Level, click here.

 

Current RRC Operational Response

RRC uses a colour-coded approach to share our current operational status. Our response levels range from green (limited risk) to yellow (caution) to orange (restricted) to red (critical). Right now our level is orange, which indicates community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring but there is low risk at RRC campuses.

Learn what each level means.

 

Cases on Campus

There was 1 case of COVID-19 reported on RRC campuses this week.

Click here to learn more.

 

Shareworthy

COVID-19: How vaccines are developed by Health Canada

“Hope is Stronger than Fear” COVID-19 Vaccine PSA by Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc.

COVID-19 Vaccine Options by Rob Swanda, RNA Biologist and PhD Candidate in Biochemistry at Cornell University

 

If you’ve heard a story or seen a helpful resource you’d like to see included in RRC’s weekly update, please email collegerelations@rrc.ca.