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Coronavirus Information

Weekly COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

May 7, 2021

Update 5 – May 7, 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.


Manitoba Expands Vaccine Eligibility

On Monday, the Manitoba government announced all Indigenous people over the age of 18, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, are now eligible to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

On Tuesday, the province announced expanded community-based eligibility criteria. Vaccine eligibility is expanding to include all adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in the Winnipeg communities of River East South, St. Vital North and Seven Oaks East.

On Friday, the province announced eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 40 or older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older. Manitoba expects that eligibility will expand to include all people aged 18 or older by May 21.

Manitoba continues to make progress in the largest immunization campaign in the province’s history, as more than 500,000 doses have been administered and more than 40 per cent of people aged 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the current eligibility criteria and book your COVID-19 appointment here.

Vax Facts

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

Are you…

  • aged 40 or older, or a First Nations, Metis, Inuit person age 18or older? (for supersites and pop-up appointments)
  • age 40 or older? (for appointments in medical clinics or pharmacies)
  • people who are aged 18 or older who are pregnant
  • an individual living with a chronic health conditions*
  • a person who lives or works in a congregate living facility?
  • a healthcare worker?
  • An individual living or working in one of the Community-based Eligibility neighbourhoods?

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

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.

This week, Dr. Brent Roussin and Premier Brian Pallister announced new public health orders to slow the spread of variants of concern and protect Manitobans and the health-care system against the third wave.

You can find a list of the updated restrictions here.

The following additional public health order restrictions are now in effect and will remain in effect until May 26, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

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 are 0 cases of COVID-19 reported on RRC campuses this week.

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