Let’s all look after one another
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This article was published 30/03/2020 (1043 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
COVID-19 is here but you’re not alone. We’re in this together.In the midst of this pandemic, small acts of kindness between one another can help. Sometimes it’s the little things that help us get through the day.
Recently, my kids and I delivered Subway sandwiches to thank all of the early learning and childcare staff in the department of families, who are working weekends to connect health-care workers with the childcare they need since schools have closed.
We want to make sure we’re spreading the facts, not the virus. During times like these it’s important to ensure you’re getting information from official sources. Be careful not to share social media posts or emails that aren’t from authentic medical experts.
The single and most up-to-date source of information on everything related to COVID-19 in Manitoba and beyond can be found here: manitoba.ca/covid19
Throughout this time, Health Links-Info Santé has tripled the capacity of its phone lines to handle incoming calls. If you’re at all questioning if you should call — do it. They will assess you and determine if you should get tested for the virus at one of the many testing sites in Manitoba.
Contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) if you’re experiencing symptoms.
To help prevent further spread of the virus, our government has identified the 3Ps — protect yourself, protect your loved ones and protect our communities. That’s how we can all help defeat COVID-19.
Practising social distancing is the most effective way you and I can act on the 3Ps.
Social distancing means many things: staying two metres away from other people, declining to shake hands, staying home as much as you can, and avoiding non-essential travel. For more on the 3Ps visit: covid19manitoba.ca
Although times may feel uncertain, I want to reassure residents of the Tuxedo riding — and all Manitobans — that our team of MLAs is dedicated to protecting your health and safety. It’s the top priority.
We’ve introduced the COVID-19 Emergency Supplement to Budget 2020.
We’re increasing our Rainy Day Fund emergency response reserves to $872 million. Plus, with our diversified economic base, Manitoba continues to have one of the most stable and resilient economies in Canada. This leaves us better positioned to respond to this, and future emergencies effectively.
As always, my office is available to answer your questions or concerns. We’re more than happy to help. You can reach out at 204-487-0013 or email@example.com
Tuxedo constituency report
Heather Stefanson is the PC MLA for Tuxedo and the premier of Manitoba.