The safety and well-becoming of students and staff are a top priority in the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD).
As part of that commitment, we have ensured that all Technologist Choice brand procedure masks have been pulled from circulation in LRSD.
The Manitoba government has procured 600,000 medical-grade disposable masks for LRSD to replace all the recalled stock that has been removed from our inventory.
Our first shipment of these new masks arrived at the LRSD Board Office on Thursday, Nov. 12.
We have verified that the new shipment has been sourced from a different vendor called Pre-Med, not from Technologist Choice Procedure.
We have also reviewed the official certificate of quality included in our first shipment, and it identifies the year 2020 as the date of production and two years as the shelf life.
These new masks are currently being distributed to all schools in the division.
Stay safe and be well,
Christian Michalik, Superintendent and CEO