Manitoba Families COVID-19 Notices and Circulars

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Healthy Baby Programs


All Programs / General

February 12, 2021 COVID-19 2020-203 Hospital visitation - REVISED (PDF)
February 3, 2021 COVID-19 2021-05 COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan (PDF)
December 1, 2020 COVID-19 2020-200R Sick Leave Supports for Employers and Employees (PDF)
November 26, 2020 COVID-19 2020-191 Critical Services Worker definition (PDF)
November 6, 2020 COVID-19 2020-181 - Alternate Isolation Accommodations (PDF)
April 27, 2020 Health Management and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use for Staff Who Work Directly With Clients (PDF)
April 27, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-71 - Shared Health PPE Update (PDF)
April 20, 2020 COVID-19: Response – Mental Health Supports (PDF)
March 13, 2020 Risk Assessment Tool (PDF)

Children's disABILITY Services

December 18, 2020 COVID-19 2020-206 Outdoor Mask Use (PDF)
November 12, 2020 CDS November Bulletin (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #3 (PDF)


CFS Authorities, CFS Agencies and Community Care Providers

February 8, 2021 COVID-19 2021-07 COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling – Priority Staff in Congregate Facilities (PDF)
January 13, 2021 COVID-19 2020-212 COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Criteria - Health Care Workers revised (PDF)
December 18, 2020 COVID-19 2020-206 Outdoor Mask Use (PDF)
November 27, 2020 COVID-19 2020-199 Caregiver Wage Support Program (PDF)
November 18, 2020 COVID-19 2020-189 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #1 (PDF)
November 10, 2020 COVID-19 2020-188 - Pandemic Response Nurses (PDF)
November 3, 2020 COVID-19 2020-154 - CFSA Documentation of COVID-19 for Children in Care (PDF)
October 30, 2020 COVID-19 2020-171 - Public Health Announcement - Winnipeg Metro Region Moving to Code Red (PDF)
October 29, 2020 Letter from Dr. Roussin to CLDS and CFS homes (PDF)
October 20, 2020 COVID 19 2020-160 - PPE guidance for residential and group care providers, day services and day service transportation services (PDF)
October 20, 2020 COVID 19 2020-161 - Checklist for residential and group care staff who are diagnosed with COVID-19 (PDF)
October 20, 2020 COVID 19 2020-161 - Checklist for CFS and CLDS Residential and Group Care Staff Diagnosed with COVID-19 (PDF)
October 9, 2020 COVID 19 2020-134 - Staff Screening Prior to Attending Workplace (PDF)
October 6, 2020 CFS Checklist for Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (PDF)
October 6, 2020 Key Messages from Residential and Group Care Webinar with Dr. Brent Roussin, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer (PDF)
October 1, 2020 COVID 19: 2020-156 - Winnipeg Capital Region – Service Delivery - CORRECTION (PDF)
September 25, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-151 - Public Health Directive for Winnipeg and Region (PDF)
September 22, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-10-Adoption/Post-Adoption Guidelines update (PDF)
September 22, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-47-Agreements with Young Adults, Age of Majority (PDF)
September 4, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-139 - Return to Schools (PDF)
August 24, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-126 - Prairie Mountain Health Region – Service Delivery (PDF)
July 31, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-117 CFS K-12 Education Plan (PDF)
June 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-30 Foster Parent Travel - UPDATE (PDF)
June 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-29 Work with high-risk expectant parents - UPDATE (PDF)
June 23, 2020 Questions and Answers – Changes to Working with Expectant Parents (PDF)
June 23, 2020 Referrals from CFS to Public Health (PDF)
May 25, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-89 - PPE Use Guidelines (PDF)
May 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-85 - Visitation in the CFS sector – PPE use and health management (PDF)
April 15, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-34 - Group Care Facility Licenses and Variances (PDF)
March 24, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-26 - Essential In-Person Contact & Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PDF)
March 27, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-25 - Foster Care Guidelines (PDF)
COVID-19: 2020-25 - Foster Care Guidelines Attachment (PDF)
March 19, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-06 - Notification of changes to programs or services (PDF)
COVID-19: 2020-06 - Attachment: Changes to Funded Agencies Reporting Form (PDF)

Community Living disABILITY Services

February 9, 2021

COVID-19 2020-193(r) Pre-Screening Assessment for In-Person Visits (PDF)

COVID-19 2020-193(r) Pre-Screening Assessment for In-Peerson Visits Attachment (PDF)

February 8, 2021 COVID-19 2021-07 COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling – Priority Staff in Congregate Facilities (PDF)
January 27, 2021 COVID-19 2020-172(r) - Restrictions for CLDS in Regions Designated as Red (Critical) - Revised PDF
January 13 , 2021 COVID-19 2020-212 COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Criteria - Health Care Workers Revised (PDF)
December 22, 2020 COVID-19 2020-209 - Screening and Support Team (PDF)
December 22, 2020

COVID-19 2020-187 Safety Precautions for Staff Providing Assistance to CLDS Residents Using Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices (PDF)

COVID-19 2020-187 Tips for Staff Assisting with an Aerosol Generating Machine Procedure (PDF)

December 22, 2020

COVID-19 2020-207 Situational Management Plan Updates (PDF)

COVID-19 2020-207 Situational Management Plan Updates attachment (PDF)

December 18, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-211 – Criteria for Reviewing Requests to Allow CLDS Participants to Visit Family Homes (PDF)
December 18, 2020 COVID-19 2020-206 Outdoor Mask Use (PDF)
December 2, 2020 COVID-19 2020-198 - Direct Service Provider Rapid Recruitment Initiative (PDF)

COVID-19 2020-198 - Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry Verification form (PDF)

COVID-19 2020-198 - Red River College Direct Service Provider Referral form (xlsx)
November 27, 2020 COVID-19 2020-199 - Caregiver Wage Support Program (PDF)
November 23, 2020 COVID-19 2020-185 - Pandemic Response Nurses - Revised (PDF)
November 23, 2020 COVID-19 2020-194 COVID-19 Rapid Respond Team (PDF)
November 18, 2020 COVID-19 2020-189 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-172(r) - Restrictions for CLDS in Regions Designated as Red (Critical) - Revised (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #2 (PDF)
November 10, 2020 COVID-19 2020-184: PPE requirements for CLDS shift-staffed residential service providers (PDF)
November 6, 2020 COVID-19 2020-178: Residential and group care providers in regions coded critical (red), including the Winnipeg Metropolitan (Nov 2) and Southern Health-Santé Sud (Nov 9) regions (PDF)
October 20, 2020 COVID 19 2020-160 - PPE guidance for residential and group care providers, day services and day service transportation services (PDF)
October 20, 2020 COVID 19 2020-161 - Checklist for residential and group care staff who are diagnosed with COVID-19 (PDF)
October 20, 2020 COVID 19 2020-161 - Checklist for CFS and CLDS Residential and Group Care Staff Diagnosed with COVID-19 (PDF)
October 9, 2020 COVID 19 2020-134 - Staff Screening Prior to Attending Workplace (PDF)
October 9, 2020 COVID 19 2020-134 - Employee Screening Poster (PDF)
October 6, 2020 CLDS Checklist for Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (PDF)
June 23, 2020 Phase one: Guidelines to Support the Gradual Reopening of Day Services (PDF)
May 4, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-68 - CDS-CLDS transition planning and use of the WASI-II for urgent CLDS referrals during the COVID response (PDF)

Early Learning and Child Care Centres and Home-based Child Care Providers

February 11, 2021 COVID-19 2021-09 Prioritization of Critical Services Workers (PDF)
February 11, 2021 COVID-19 2021-08 Reminder Regarding Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit (PDF)
January 29, 2021 COVID-19 2021-01r Fast Pass rapid testing pilot program (PDF)
January 21, 2021 COVID-19 2021-02 In-person meetings and gatherings (PDF)
December 16, 2020 COVID-19 2020-210 Child care centres encouraged to access no-cost lead testing for drinking water (PDF)
December 11, 2020 COVID-19 2020-15 Manitoba Child Care Search (PDF)
COVID-19 2020-15 Circular Appendix (PDF)
December 7, 2020 COVID-19 2020-13 Parent Advisory Committee – Early Learning and Child Care (PDF)
December 2, 2020 COVID-19 2020-204 - Remote Learning Period for Schools Jan. 4 to 15, 2021 (optional for K-6) (PDF)
December 2, 2020 COVID-19 2020-202 - Child Care Subsidy Program – Attendance and Funding (PDF)
November 26, 2020 COVID-19 2020-197 - Sample Family Survey regarding Children of Critical Services Workers (PDF)

Critical Services Worker Survey (PDF)
November 26, 2020 COVID-19 2020-195 - Prioritizing Critical Service Workers (PDF)
November 18, 2020 COVID-19 2020-189 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit (PDF)
November 16, 2020 FastCare disposable medical masks (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #4 (PDF)
November 12, 2020 COVID-19 2020-179 - Public Health Direction – Self-isolation (quarantine) - ELCC (PDF)
November 6, 2020 COVID-19 2020-180 - After hours contact with ELCC facilities (PDF)
November 4, 2020 COVID-19 2020-174 - Planning for a Critical (Red) Level under the Pandemic Response System in Early Learning and Child Care Facilities (PDF)
November 4, 2020 COVID-19 2020-174 - Planning for a Critical (Red) Level under the Pandemic Response System in Early Learning and Child Care Facilities - attachment (PDF)
November 4, 2020 COVID-19 2020-173r - Child care centre staff in Manitoba required to wear medical-grade masks (PDF)
November 3, 2020 COVID-19 2020-173r - Letter from Dr. Roussin regarding wearing medical grade masks (PDF)
October 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-170 - Continuing Health Management and PPE Direction in ELCC (PDF)
October 16, 2020 COVID-19 2020-165 - Continuing Health Management and PPE Direction in ELCC (PDF)
October 13, 2020 COVID-19 2020-159 - Child Care Subsidy Program – Orientation Sessions (PDF)
September 28, 2020 COVID-19 2020-152 - Proactive and precautionary lead testing in child care centres (PDF)
September 25, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-151 - Public Health Directive for Winnipeg and Region (PDF)
September 25, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-145 - ELCC Practice Guide - UPDATE (PDF)
September 2020 COVID-19: ELCC Practice Guide - UPDATED (PDF)
September 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-119 - Subsidy Orientations, Subsidy Funding and Attendance Reporting UPDATE (PDF)
September 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-144 - Letter to parents/guardians informing them of a confirmed positive case at an early learning and child care facility (PDF)
Positive Case Letter template (Word)
September 18, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-128 Prairie Mountain Health Region - Information for child care facilities Update  (PDF)
September 17, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-143 Mask distribution for ELCC facilities (PDF)
September 11, 2020 Mask Usage Poster (8.5 x 11) (PDF)
Mask Usage Poster (11 x 17) (PDF)
September 4, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-138 Mask use for children in ELCC facilities (centres, nursery schools and family child care homes) (PDF)
September 2, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-136 Child Care Expansion Fund (PDF)
August 27, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-133 Update to Public Health direction mask use (PDF)
August 26, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-131 Mask Requirements (PDF)
August 25, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-123 ELCC: Guidelines for Schools and School-Located Child Care Centres (PDF)
COVID-19: 2020-123 ELCC: Guidelines for Schools and School-Located Child Care Centres attachment (PDF)
August 11, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-122 ELCC– Nursery School Services (PDF)
August 10, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-121 ELCC - Public Health Protocols (PDF)
July 31, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-118 ELCC K-12 Education Plan (PDF)
July 15, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-113 Annual Budget Submissions – Update (PDF)
SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET FORM (excel)
July 14, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-104 Transportation in Early Learning and Child Care (PDF)
July 13, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-112 COVID-19 Guidance Documents from Public Health Agency of Canada (PDF)
July 13, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-111 Weekly Calls to Child Care Facilities (PDF)
July 9, 2020 COVID-19: 2020 109 Critical Services Guidelines – Child Care Facilities (other than Foster Homes) Licensing (PDF)
July 8, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-108  Screening Tools for Use in Child Care Facilities (PDF)
July 6, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-56 - Temporary Licensed Child Care Search Tool UPDATED (PDF)
June 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-101 Update to COVID-19 Communications Structure for the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Program (PDF)
June 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-96 Temporary Child Care Services and Re-opening of Schools (PDF)
June 20, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-100 Facilities FAQ (PDF)
June 20, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-100 FAQ Families (PDF)
June 18, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-100 Phase 3 Child Care Re-Opening Considerations (PDF)
June 11, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-98 Continuing the Re-Opening of Child Care Services (PDF)
May 27, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-94 - Child Care - Phase Two Re-opening Program(s): Early Learning and Child Care (PDF)
May 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-86 - Temporary Child Care Services – UPDATE (PDF)
May 19, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-76 - Annual Budget Submissions Temporarily on "Pause" (PDF)
May 13, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-82 - Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Learning and Child Care Inclusion Support Program (PDF)
May 5, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-79 Child care centres in schools can stay open or re-open (PDF)
April 29, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-77 - Protocols for child care facilities unchanged by new re-opening plans (PDF)
April 27, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-69 - Federal COVID-19 measures relevant for early learning and child care (PDF)
April 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-31 - New practices to support the needs of child care centres (PDF)
April 23, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-55 - Food Handling in Child Care Facilities (PDF)
April 22, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-51 - Subsidy Orientations Postponed, Subsidy Funding and Attendance Reporting (PDF)
April 16, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-57 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use in Child Care Facilities (PDF)
April 9, 2020 COVID-19 2020-53 COVID-19 ELCC Practice Guidance (PDF)
April 9, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-54 - Winnipeg School Division Child Care Centres (PDF)
April 6, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-50 - Children Focused Resources for Parents and Caregivers (PDF)
April 6, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-48 - Cleaning Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PDF)
  COVID-19: 2020-48 - Cleaning Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment Inventory Form Attachment (excel)
April 3, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-46 - Matching Families with Licensed Child Care Spaces (PDF)
April 3, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-41 - Frequently Asked Questions from Early Learning and Child Care (PDF)
April 1, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-45 - Daily Protocols for Filling Available Child Care Space (PDF)
April 1, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-37 - Attendance Reporting During COVID-19 Response (PDF)
March 31, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-43 - Public Health Order Exclude Child Care Services (PDF)
March 30, 2020 COVID-19: Practice Guidance Letter (PDF)
April 9, 2020 COVID-19: Early Learning and Child Care (PDF)
March 27, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-40 - Parent Fees During COVID-19 (PDF)
March 24, 2020 COVID19: 2020-24 - Redirection of early learning and child care communication channels (PDF)
March 24, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-23 - Providing care for children of essential services workers (PDF)
March 24, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-22 - Incident Reporting and Notification of changes to programs and services (PDF)
  COVID-19: 2020-22 - Attachment: Incident Reporting Form (PDF)
March 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-20 - Information Pertaining to COVID19 - Screening Questions (PDF)

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)

December 22, 2020 COVID-19 2020-166R - Personal Protective Equipment (MAsks) for New Enrolments on EIA (PDF)
November 17, 2020 COVID-19:2020-04R - Extension of Rewarding Volunteer's Benefit (RVB) (PDF)
September 29, 2020 COVID-19:2020-42(R) - Social Services Appeal Board Departmental Representation - Update (PDF)
June 24, 2020 COVID 19: 2020-102 - Gradual Restarting of Employment and Income Assistance Non-Essential Services (PDF)
June 4, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-97 - Disability Economic Support Program Benefit (PDF)
May 26, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-91 - Disability Economic Support Program Benefit (PDF)
May 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-75R - Treatment of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) (PDF)
May 21, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-75R - Treatment of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) flowchart (PDF)
  COVID-19 Federal Benefits Questions and Answers (PDF)
March 25, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-33 - Transportation and Miscellaneous Funds for Education, Training or Employment related programming (PDF)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

December 9, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-196 - COVID-19 Prevention - Information for FASD Service Providers (PDF)
COVID-19: 2020-196 - Pre-Screening Assessment for In-Person Visits (PDF)

Healthy Baby Programs

September 2, 2020 COVID-19: 2020-124 - Reopening of in-person Healthy Baby programs (PDF)

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