In order to ensure we’re well prepared during the COVID-19 outbreak, the province is calling on Manitoba businesses to help generate supplies for our healthcare system.

Health Minister Cameron Friesen announced a new online portal, where companies can register to provide goods, services, and materials that are needed to battle the novel coronavirus.

Businesses can either provide items from their existing inventory, or perhaps retool to manufacture supplies that are needed.

Products businesses can supply include:

  •  N95 respirators,
  •  surgical/procedure masks,
  •  nitrile gloves,
  •  vinyl gloves,
  •  nasopharyngeal swabs,
  •  specific types of reagent to be used in labs,
  •  gowns,
  •  hand sanitizer,
  •  cleaning supplies, and
  •  disinfecting supplies.

Services Manitobans can provide include:

  •  guard/security services,
  •  nursing services,
  •  food services,
  •  laundry services,
  •  accommodation maintenance services,
  •  personal services,
  •  IT support services,
  •  pet care services,
  •  transportation services, and
  •  consulting services.

The Health Minister noted the province is not running out of supplies, but that we’re taking proactive measures to continue being one of the best-prepared provinces facing the COVID-19 issue.

“This will help Manitoba provide the best possible care to patients, and to keep healthcare providers safe in the performance of their duties.”