This webpage has been established to provide members with up-to-date information regarding the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please check frequently for updates.

Social workers play a key role in providing ongoing and crisis-based social work services during this time due to the increased need for services related to health, mental health, basic need fulfilment, employment and income support planning, safety planning for vulnerable children and families, advocacy and the dissemination of accurate information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The College acknowledges social workers on the frontlines providing these critical services to the public and those developing and managing programs and policies to respond to this pandemic.

Provincial Response Level

Effective October 5, 2021, the Chief Provincial Health Officer set the response level to Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Social workers are encouraged to review the current health orders and recommendations for guidance regarding their practice and workplace protocol.

For more information regarding cautions, travel restrictions and other limitations that may impact your social work practice, please visit the Government of Manitoba website.

For additional information regarding COVID-19 responses and recommendations, please review the following websites:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/health-providers/coronavirus-resources/

https://www.who.int/

Mandatory Vaccination of Health Care Workers

Effective August 24, 2021, as outlined by Public Health Order, all health care workers employed by or working in areas of direct patient/resident/client care and designated government employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 31, 2021.  This includes social workers as allied health professionals.  Please review the attached memo issued by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer and the Chief Nursing Officer for more information.