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Coronavirus Information

Weekly COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

June 4, 2021

Update 8 – June 4, 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 second-dose COVID-19 vaccine eligibility

This week, the province of Manitoba announced people who received their first dose of vaccine on or before April 25 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.

Remote Learning for K-12 continues

Yesterday, the province announced that to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, all kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in Winnipeg and Brandon, as well as the Garden Valley and Red River Valley school divisions, will remain in remote learning until the end of the school year, with the ability to reopen to small groups as of June 14.

Read the full release here.

College community shares vaccine stories and selfies Man holding up two stickers at chest level

Hundreds of members of the College community are making the informed decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Throughout the month of June, we’ll be sharing stories from RRC employees, students, and alumni about why getting vaccinated is important to them.

Join the movement and share your vaccine story by filling out a short online form:

Note: Your story and photo may be shared across multiple RRC channels, including social media.

Click here to read RRC vaccine stories.

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 25 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.

Last week, 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, came into effect on May 29th at 12:01 a.m., and 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.


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