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Coronavirus Information

Weekly COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

May 14, 2021

Update 6 – May 14, 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

Manitoba expands Pfizer vaccine eligibility to young people aged 12 to 17

Today, the Province announced that Manitoba is becoming one of the first jurisdictions in the country to allow young people aged 12 to 17 to book their Pfizer vaccine appointment, with the goal of protecting even more people, families and communities from the third wave of COVID-19.

Beginning today, all young people aged 12 and up are eligible to book their first-dose appointment.  The Pfizer vaccine is generally available at super sites and urban Indigenous clinics located throughout the province.

Read the full release here.

Book your vaccine appointment here.

Manitoba expands vaccine eligibility to all Manitobans aged 18 or older

On Tuesday, the province announced eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 24 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.

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

Public Health Measures: K-12 Schools

We know that many of our students, faculty and staff will be impacted by the recent Public Health announcement for K-12 schools in Winnipeg and Brandon to move to remote learning for the next three weeks, starting May 12th until May 30th. These changes will not impact the College’s current operational response level or the delivery of our programs and services.

Click here to read the full statement from Melanie Gudmundson, Chief Human Resource Officer.

Vax Facts

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

Are you…

  • Aged 18 or older? (for supersites and pop-up appointments)
  • Aged 12 – 17? (for Pfizer)

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.

Last Friday, Dr. Brent Roussin 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 30, 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 4 cases of COVID-19 reported on RRC campuses this week.

Click here to learn more.

Shareworthy

Faculty member featured in Manitoba’s #ProtectMB campaign

Click here to read RRC Faculty member, Danny Hutchinson’s story.