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A Message About the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 09, 2020

March 17, 2020 Update: Please see our new dedicated web page for COVID-19 ​information.coronavirus closeups


We understand there may be some concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its possible impact in River East Transcona School Division. As of March 16, 2020, there have been seven cases confirmed in Manitoba.

We encourage you to monitor the following sites for the most accurate and up-to-date information:

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Manitoba Health,Seniors and Active Living

Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization

You can also subscribe to news releases from the Manitoba government here

As a precaution, here are some ways to stop the spread of germs and reduce the risk of infection:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if handwashing with soap is not possible
  • If you feel ill, stay home
  • Use the COVID-19 online screening tool

Specific health concerns should be directed to your family physician or by calling the WRHA Health Links line at (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free). 

River East Transcona School Division also has the following policy with tips and information on keeping our schools, staff and students healthy.