COVID-19 Updates

Returning to Practice: How to Prepare ~ Resource List for PPE, Cleaning Supplies, Signage and Other Supplies   

The following resources have been compiled in an effort to help members access information and products as they prepare to return to practice. Additional resources will be added in the coming days as they become available. Members may also wish to join the MTAM Member-Only Facebook Group. Many sources for PPE and cleaning supplies are being shared there.

Note ~ MTAM does not endorse any specific company, nor do we guarantee availability or pricing.


PPE  |  Sanitation & Hygiene  |  Thermometers  |  Clinical Resources  |  Screening Questions  |  Posters, Signage and Floor Markers  |  Business and Insurance Resources

Shared Health Manitoba
MTAM COVID-19 Info Page

Personal Protective Equipment
General Information:

Sources for Gloves, Surgical or Procedure Masks, Protective Eyewear or Safety Glasses

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Sanitation and Hygiene
Health Canada Overview
How to find out which antiseptic SKIN CLEANSERS OR HAND SANITIZERS meet Health Canada's requirements:

  1. Locate the Natural Product Number (NPN) or Drug Identification Number (DIN) on the product label
  2. Look for that number on the hand sanitizers list

How to find out which DISINFECTANT meets Health Canada's requirements for COVID-19:

  1. Locate the Drug Identification Number (DIN) on the disinfectant product label
  2. Look for that number on the Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) list
  • Be aware of some hand sanitizers which were recalled by Health Canada on June 6th. Some hand sanitizers were found to contain industrial-grade ethanol which has not been tested or authorized for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. 

Sources for Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectants, Disinfecting Wipes

Additional resources regarding sanitizing and disinfectants

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Contactless Thermometers

While thermometers are not listed as a requirement, here are sources should you choose to use one as part of your patient screening:

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Clinical Resources

Information on the use of PPE and many other resources can be found on Shared Health Manitoba. Several of the more relevant resources are listed below.

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Sample Screening Questions (as per Shared Health Manitoba)

To use when scheduling or confirming appointments as well as upon arrival:

  1. Do you have new onset of any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • sore throat
    • shortness of breath/breathing difficulties, 
    • poor feeding (if an Infant)
  2. Do you have new onset of two or more of the following symptoms: 
    • Runny nose 
    • Muscle aches 
    • Fatigue 
    • Loss of Smell or Taste 
    • Headache 
    • Hoarse Voice 
    • Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea for more than 24 hours

If the patient answers yes to any of the symptoms in question 1 or 2 or more of the symptoms in question 2, refer the individual to Health Links for further assessment and possible testing (204-774-6581). Advise the patient that they will not be penalized for cancelling and can call back to reschedule as soon as they can confirm that they are no longer symptomatic/do not need to self-isolate.

If the patient answers no to all of the above questions, then confirm the appointment as scheduled.

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Posters, Signage and Floor Markers:

B2BManitoba - This Government of Manitoba service connects you to suppliers with current stock.

Disinfecting Shared Devices – 8.5″ x 11″ (April 25, 2020) 

Precautions you can follow – 8.5″ x 11″ (March 27, 2020)

Phone, screen and mobile devices disinfection – English (March 20, 2020)
8.5″ x 11″

Phone, screen and mobile devices disinfection – French (March 20, 2020)
8.5″ x 11″

Is your cellphone clean? 11″ x 17″ (March 16, 2020)

Shared Health hand rub poster (11″ x 17″)
English (March 17, 2020)
French (March 17, 2020)

Shared Health hand wash poster (11″ x 17″)
English (March 17, 2020)
French (March 17, 2020)

MHSAL hand hygiene posters (11″ x 17″)

Cough etiquette posters(Various Languages)

All other posters brochures and digital images

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Business and Insurance Resources

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