COVID-19 Screening Tool
Updated: January 5, 2021
You have reached the Manitoba COVID-19 Screening Tool.
The Screening Tool is available in Interactive Voice Response (IVR) format. Call 1-877-308-9038.
In order to determine if you should contact Health Links – Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257) or seek other medical advice, you will be asked to respond to a few questions below.
Public health officials require returning travelers from the following locations, to self-isolate (quarantine) and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to Manitoba:
- Those who have returned from international travel (including to the United States) in the last 14 days;
- Those who have returned from domestic travel in the last 14 days to a location that is not excluded by current provincial Public Health Order from the requirement to self-isolate (Public Health Orders currently exclude locations in: Western Canada, the territories, and Ontario – west of Terrace Bay);
Public health officials also strongly urge anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, or any of the symptoms listed in the screening tool to isolate and get tested for COVID-19. By getting tested, you are helping to keep your family and community healthy. If you get tested for COVID-19, you should continue to isolate until you have your test results, and you will receive further instructions on isolation at that time.
If you choose to not get tested, you will need to isolate for at least 10 days, and until you no longer have fever for 24 hours and your other symptoms have resolved. If you have travelled or been exposed to a case, you should continue to self-isolate (quarantine) for the remainder of the 14-day period.
Additional recommendations are being made during the existing Critical (red) level restrictions due to the high volume of COVID-19 cases and the need to urgently reduce spread of the virus. For anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work, such as health-care workers, first responders, teachers, or educational assistants.
Physical distancing is used to intentionally reduce close contact between people to try to stop the progression of community transmission of any virus. Physical distancing strategies for all Manitobans include:
- Cancelling or postponing any large-scale events;
- Minimizing prolonged (more than 15 minutes), close (less than two metres) contact between other individuals in public;
- Avoiding greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;
- Disinfecting frequently used surfaces;
- Following public health advice related to self-isolation (quarantine) if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus; and
- Considering avoiding travel, crowded places and events especially if you are at higher risk.
We remind you to protect yourself while out in public. Please wash your hands frequently, and maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others.
For the most up-to-date, factual, information on COVID-19 please visit manitoba.ca/covid19/.
COVID-19 Screening Tool
Please note that this is not a medical assessment. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, seek medical attention or call 911. This service is not a substitute for consulting with your doctor.