Information for Staff, Physicians, Researchers & Research Staff on COVID-19

  • 3/16/20 4:00 PM
  • CCMB Communications and Public Affairs

Please check the CCMB website and your email before you come to work each day.

As part of the COVID-19 response, access to CCMB will be restricted. All staff will require a CCMB ID badge to gain entry.

All staff please familiarize yourself with the information on COVID-19 at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/health-providers/coronavirus-resources.

SELF SCREENING FOR STAFF:

Before every shift please do a self-assessment of your health by reviewing the following.

Do I have:
• Fever 38°C or higher
• Cough
One or more of the following:
o Sore Throat
o Runny Nose
o Nasal Stuffiness
o Muscle or joint aches
o Chills
o Fatigue (tiredness)
o Weakness
o Feeling unwell
o Diarrhea (loose bowel or watery stool)

If you meet this criterion and you have traveled or have been in contact with someone who has traveled outside of Manitoba, please contact your manager or supervisor and then OESH for further direction.  Otherwise, please report to work as scheduled.  All staff will be required to wear their ID badges.

SCREENING FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR ESCORT:
Patients are being screened before they enter CCMB Sites. 

CCMB AND HSC ACCESS:
As part of the provincially-coordinated approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19, Health Science Center and CancerCare Manitoba are taking appropriate measures to protect staff and patients. These ongoing measures include a change to how we enter and move through the many buildings on the campus. 

You may experience some differences in HSC access points.  With your ID badge you will be able to access where and when needed.   

TRAVEL HISTORY
Public Health has recommended, starting March 15, 2020, that all those returning from any travel (interprovincial travel included) will need to self-monitor and self-isolate for 14 days. This includes anyone who has returned within the last 14 days. If you returned 7 days ago, you need to self-isolate for another 7 days. Please use your usual absence-reporting process (e.g., call your Department Head, Director, Manager or Supervisor, or Timeline/attendance-reporting phone number), including where you are returning from, and the date you returned to Canada.  CCMB will arrange for reporting to OESH for CCMB physicians, staff and researchers.

  • As communicated previously, any work related travel should be cancelled or postponed.
  • You are strongly urged to cancel any existing travel plans. There is no way to predict how this will evolve, and when/whether you will be able to return if you leave. The impact on health care delivery, should you need to self-isolate on your return, is not trivial.

As communicated previously, any work related travel should be cancelled or postponed.

MEETINGS AT CCMB (*UPDATE*)

Disease Site Group Case Conference Rounds and Radiation Oncology Quality Assurance Rounds are to continue as they are essential for clinical care.

Clinical Meetings Between Staff (examples: essential manager meetings with frontline staff/huddles in support of patient care; legislated meetings such as Workplace Safety and Health):

  • In-person meetings shall continue due to their importance in supporting direct patient care.
  • Meetings shall follow social distancing measures of two meters/six feet between participants and follow proper hand hygiene guidelines.
  • Teleconferencing, Telehealth, WebEx, Skype or Facetime can be used if the desired outcome of the meeting is not affected by using technology.

Everyday Non-Clinical Meetings (examples: departments and programs that do not provide direct care to patients; management and team meetings; job interviews):

  • Priority Meetings: In consultation within your department/program, priority meetings are to continue in person and should follow social distancing measures of two meters/six feet between participants and follow proper hand hygiene guidelines. Note: Teleconferencing, Telehealth, WebEx, Skype or Facetime can be used if the desired outcome of the meeting is not affected by using technology.
  • Everyday Work-related and COVID-19 Meetings: Meetings can be held via teleconferencing, Telehealth, WebEx, Skype or Facetime.   
  • Non-priority Meetings: all non-priority meetings are to be cancelled or postponed to ensure existing workloads and COVID-19 planning efforts are met.

    For additional information on social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines, please visit: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/health-providers/coronavirus-resources and https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/socialdistancing.html