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Coronavirus Information

Weekly COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

May 28, 2021

Update 7 – May 28, 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 second-dose COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

Today, the province of Manitoba announced people who received their first dose of vaccine on or before April 3 can now book their second-dose appointment beginning today.

All Indigenous people in Manitoba and individuals with specific health conditions are eligible to book their second dose of vaccine, as long as they meet the minimum time interval between doses. People with specific health conditions are also eligible to book their second-dose appointment.

Click here to learn more.

Update: Extension to Public Health Orders and K-12 Remote Learning

Yesterday, the Province of Manitoba announced that they will extend the current public health orders for an additional two weeks to curb COVID-19 transmission rates within the community and relieve pressure on our health care system.

Read more about the new orders here.

The province also announced Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools currently learning remotely in the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon, and in the Red River Valley and Garden Valley school divisions, will continue until June 7th.  Schools in Dauphin will continue remote learning until June 9th.

Read the full statement from Chief Human Resource Officer, Melanie Gudmundson.

Vax Facts

First Dose Eligibility

  • All Manitobans aged 18+ are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Youth aged 12+ can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Second Dose Eligibility

  • Manitobans who received their first dose of vaccine on or before April 3 can now book their second-dose appointment.
  • All Indigenous people ages 12 and up in Manitoba can begin booking second dose appointments as long as they meet the minimum time interval between doses.
  • People with these priority conditions can book their second dose-appointment.

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.

On Thursday, the Province of Manitoba announced that they will extend the current public health orders for an additional two weeks to curb COVID-19 transmission rates within the community and relieve pressure on our health care system.

The new orders, that come into effect on May 29th at 12:01 a.m., formalize the requirement for all workplaces to allow remote work wherever possible.

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

Click here to learn more.

Shareworthy

RRC  launches new campaign encouraging College community members to share their vaccine stories

Members of the College community are making informed decisions to get vaccinated every day. Please share your vaccine story with us and help encourage our fellow colleagues, students and alumni to get vaccinated today!

Click here to share your story.