Pandemic Response System
 


Sharing information with Manitobans about risk, response and recommended actions.


COVID-19 Cases in Manitoba

Map of cases and data from all regions and health districts in Manitoba


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Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL

Community spread of COVID-19 is not contained and there are significant strains on our health care system. On Thursday, November 12, the province of Manitoba moved to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba's most vulnerable citizens.

Public Health Orders have been extended to Friday, January 22 at 11:59 p.m. and will continue to restrict gatherings at private residences and allow critical retailers to only sell essential items.

The new orders will be in effect province-wide and include:

  • A person who resides in a private residence must not permit a person who does not reside in that residence to enter the property or residence. There are some exceptions for those who live alone and for childcare, healthcare, property maintenance and emergencies.
  • Gatherings in indoor or outdoor public places are limited to five persons for some specific purposes like weddings, funerals and physically distanced outdoor activities. The fundamentals should still be practiced in these situations, including mask wearing and frequent handwashing.
  • Retail businesses must sell only essential items, ensure compliance with capacity limits and implement measures to ensure physical distancing.
  • Retailers can continue to sell essential or non-essential items online, by telephone or by remote means for delivery or pick-up.
  • Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.
  • Other critical services can operate as set out under the public health orders.
  • All personal service businesses, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services, must close.
  • Gyms and fitness centres must close.
  • Religious and cultural gatherings must close or be provided virtually.
  • Drive-in events are restricted to household members only, and people must stay in their vehicle.
  • Restaurants must close to the public and may be open for delivery, drive-thru or takeout only.
  • All recreational activities, sports facilities, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls must close.

For more information, see Additional guidance at the Critical Level or visit the State of Emergency and Current Public Health Orders page.

January 8, 2021 - COVID-19 Prevention Orders at the Critical Level (pdf)



Additional Response by Region

Additional Restrictions


CRITICAL

Kin Place Personal Care Home, Oakbank: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes


Critical

Little Grand Rapids First Nation: CRITICAL

Public health orders that take effect on Friday, Oct. 9 at 12:01 a.m. include:

  • public gatherings are not permitted
  • all businesses must be closed except for those providing essential services
  • community residents are required to stay at home
  • people should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies
  • people who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work
  • non-medical masks must be worn outside the home

For more information, view the orders.


CRITICAL

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre, Beausejour: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


CRITICAL

Ochekwi Sipi Personal Care Home, Fisher River Cree Nation: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes


CRITICAL

Tudor House Personal Care Home, Selkirk: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes


Learn more about the additional response by Interlake-Eastern.

Interlake Eastern

 

Additional Restrictions



Critical

Travel to Northern Manitoba: RESTRICTED

With increased case numbers in southern Manitoba, Public Health has implemented travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities, effective Friday, September 4th. Learn More...


Critical

Lynn Lake Hospital, Lynn Lake: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared. Restrictions in place.


Critical

Northern Spirit Manor, Thompson: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared. Restrictions in place.


Learn more about the additional response by Northern.

Northern

Additional Restrictions


Critical

Brandon Correctional Centre, Brandon: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared


Critical

Dauphin Regional Health Centre medicine unit, Dauphin: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared


Critical

Fairview Personal Care Home, Brandon: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes


Critical

McCreary/Alonsa Health Centre, McCreary: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared


Critical

The Samaritan House Ministry Safe and Warm Shelter, Brandon: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.


Critical

St. Paul's Personal Care Home, Dauphin: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.


Learn more about the additional response by Prairie Mountain Health.

Prairie Mountain
 

Additional Restrictions


Critical

Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities in Southern Health-Santé Sud at CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes

  • Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home, Carman.
  • Heritage Life Personal Care Home, Niverville
  • Le Chalet de La Broquerie, La Broquerie
  • Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie
  • Menno Home Personal Care Home, Grunthal
  • Salem Home, Winkler
  • Tabor Home, Morden
  • Woodhaven Manor, Steinbach

Restricted

Headingly Correctional Centre: RESTRICTED

Outbreak declared.


Critical

Rock Lake Hospital, Crystal City: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Learn more about the additional response by Southern Health-Santé Sud.

Additional Restrictions


Critical

Carpathia Children's Centre Inc.: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

Deer Lodge Centre - Lodge 4 East and Lodge 2 West: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

Health Sciences Centre unit GA4: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

All Licenced Personal Care Homes in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: CRITICAL

As COVID-19 activity increases, licenced personal care homes (PCHs) in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region have been elevated to Critical.


Critical

Personal Care Homes in Winnipeg at CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes

  • Actionmarguerite St. Vital
  • Beacon Hill Lodge Long Term Care Home
  • Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home
  • Charleswood Care Centre
  • Concordia Place personal care home
  • Convalescent Home
  • Deer Lodge Centre
  • Donwood Manor
  • Extendicare Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home
  • Golden Door Geriatric Centre
  • Golden Links Lodge
  • Golden West Centennial Lodge
  • Holy Family Personal Care Home
  • Lions Housing Centres Personal Care Home
  • Oakview Place Personal Care Home
  • Park Manor Care Home
  • Poseidon Care Centre
  • River East Personal Care Home
  • Southeast Personal Care Home
  • Saint Norbert Personal Care Home
  • St. Amant Health & Transition Services
  • West Park Manor Personal Care Home

Critical

River Ridge II Retirement Residence: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

Seven Oaks General Hospital units, 4U8-12 and 5U1-3: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

Stony Mountain Institution, Stony Mountain: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

Union Gospel Mission (320 Princess St.): CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.



Learn more about the additional response by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Winnipeg

Manitoba



Current State of Emergency and Public Health Orders

The Manitoba government declared a province-wide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act on March 20, 2020, to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, visit State of Emergency and Current Public Health Orders


Get Tested for COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 visit a testing site as soon as possible.

If you have concerns about your symptoms, or are unsure whether you should be tested, call Health Links-Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll free at 1-888-315-9257).

The Pandemic Response System

Manitoba's Pandemic Response provides detailed, easy-to-understand direction to residents and businesses at a provincial, regional, sector and facility level. Learn more about the system




Additional guidance at the Critical Level


All activities require two metres of physical distancing except for brief exchanges where masks are used, or if non-permeable barriers (e.g., Plexiglas) are in place. Mask use is mandatory in indoor public places.

COVID-19 Prevention Orders at the Critical Level (pdf)

Public health officials may place individual sectors, regions or facilities in an elevated response level. For more detailed guidance, including restrictions and recommendations for specific workplaces, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/guidelines.html.


 

  • Individuals identified as having COVID-19 or a close contact of someone with COVID-19 must immediately enter mandatory isolation/self-isolation (quarantine) until public health officials advise they can end isolation/self-isolation (quarantine).
  • Household members or close contacts of a person or persons with COVID-19 must immediately go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the last date of exposure and call Health Links--Info Santé (204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257) if they develop symptoms.

  • Limit social contact to members of your household only.
  • Public and private gatherings of more than five people, not from the same household, will be subject to fines under Public Health Order.

A person who enters or remains in an indoor public place must wear a mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping. An indoor public space includes:

  • any part of a retail store where the public has access;
  • any part of the common areas of a residential building;
  • a health care facility;
  • an educational institution or facility;
  • an elevator;
  • a motor vehicle used for public transportation, including a bus, taxi, limousine or other vehicle for hire; and
  • a bus shelter, pedestrian tunnel or enclosed pedestrian walkway.

The operator of an indoor public place must ensure that every person who is not wearing a mask while in the indoor public place is given a reminder to do so as soon as possible following entry.

Masks are not required if people are seated at least two metres from others, or if there is a non-permeable physical barrier, such as a plexiglass barrier. However, people need to wear a mask at all times while moving to or from their seated position within the indoor public place.

In addition, employees, contractors or operators of an indoor public place do not need to wear a mask while they are in an area where members of the public do not normally have access, or if they are behind a non-permeable physical barrier, including a plexiglass barrier.

People can temporarily remove their mask while in an indoor public place to:

  • receive a service that requires the removal of their mask,
  • deal with an emergency or medical purpose, or
  • establish their identity.

People who do not have to wear masks include:

  • a child who is under five years of age;
  • a person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties or a disability, which prevents them from safely wearing a mask; and
  • a person who is unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person.

What is considered an indoor public space?

An indoor public space includes:

  • any part of a retail store where the public has access;
  • any part of the common areas of a residential building;
  • a health care facility;
  • an educational institution or facility;
  • an elevator;
  • a motor vehicle used for public transportation, including a bus, taxi , limousine or other vehicle for hire; and
  • a bus shelter, pedestrian tunnel or enclosed pedestrian walkway.

  • Outdoor physical activities for individuals and immediate households, including skating, tobogganing and skiing, are allowed. However, those participating in outdoor sports or recreational activities must maintain a separation of at least two metres from each other, unless they reside in the same household. Groups of more than five cannot gather unless they are members of the same household, with exceptions for households of more than five.
  • Outdoor rinks may open and hockey and ringette players may practise individual skills and engage in casual play on outdoor rinks within their own household groups.
  • No organized practices, games or outdoor athletic competitions are permitted.
  • Dressing rooms, warming shacks and other indoor facilities associated with outdoor sporting or recreational activities must be closed.
  • Indoor premises at a ski facility can open if the facility implements measures to maintain a distance of two metres between patrons, and if it ensures members of the public only enter the facility to store personal items, pick up or return rental gear, or use the washroom.
  • Ice fishing shacks may be used if all those using the shack reside in the same residence.

  • Where non-urgent and elective surgeries and/or procedures may be impacted, patients will be contacted directly if their scheduled appointments or procedures are affected. Patients who are not contacted should show up to their appointments as scheduled.
  • Access to health care facilities (hospitals and personal care homes) by essential care partners, designated family caregivers and general visitors is determined by provincial guidelines developed to balance the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the important role of family and loved ones in the health and wellbeing of patients and residents.

    Guidelines may vary according to the Pandemic Response Level and are regularly reviewed:


  • Travel north of the 53rd parallel is not permitted. Some exemptions apply, including Manitobans who live in that region, employees of critical businesses, government officials and health care providers. For more information on other requirements and exemptions, read the public health order or see the additional restrictions.
  • Travel to communities that are not connected to the provincial highway system by a year-round all-weather road (remote communities) is not permitted. Some exemptions apply, including Manitobans who live in that region, employees of critical businesses, government officials and health care providers. For more information on other requirements and exemptions, read the public health order or see the additional restrictions.
  • Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged. Exceptions exist for certain critical needs like health care and transporting important goods and services
  • Fourteen days of self-isolation is required people returning or coming to Manitoba from all jurisdictions except western and northern Canada and northwest Ontario.
  • Individuals who travelled internationally or domestically (east of Terrace Bay, ON) must go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the date of arrival to Manitoba.
  • It is strongly advised that all international travellers be tested for COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in Manitoba, regardless of if they are displaying symptoms, and whether they are visiting Manitoba or are returning from out of the country. They should make an appointment with a provincial testing site or visit a drive-thru test site, and indicate at the time of testing that they have been out of the country and share the location of travel. They should also be tested again after seven days, even if still asymptomatic. International travellers need to observe the full 14-day self-isolation period regardless of symptoms and test results. Re-testing is advised if an asymptomatic individual develops symptoms at any point, unless the individual had already tested positive. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and have had close contact to an international traveller should identify this contact to public health during the public health investigation and follow-up.
  • If individuals do not have symptoms, exceptions to mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) include:
    • persons transporting goods and materials into or out of the province;
    • rail, airline and transport crews;
    • health care providers;
    • persons providing vital services (i.e. police officers, emergency service personnel, corrections officers, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers and elected officials and their staffs);
    • persons who are essential to maintaining essential services;
    • persons travelling into Manitoba for emergency medical purposes;
    • persons travelling into Manitoba to facilitate shared parenting arrangements;
    • players, coaches, managers, training and technical staff and medical personnel employed by, or affiliated with, a professional sports team based in Manitoba;
    • cast, crew and other persons directly involved in a film production; and
    • international travellers who have completed a period of isolation elsewhere in Canada and travel directly to Manitoba immediately after their isolation period ends.
  • Individuals who are exempted from mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following their arrival to Manitoba. If symptoms develop, they should immediately isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Individuals can also connect with their workplace's occupational safety and health unit.


Sector Based Guidance:


  • These sites are to be closed under current public health orders.

Family child-care homes and child-care centres may be able to open and operate in accordance with applicable legislation.


These sites are to be closed under current public health orders.


  • Blended learning (in-class and online) for Grades 9 to 12 where distancing cannot be achieved will continue as per status quo.
  • Kindergarten to Grade 8 students may be offered a temporary remote learning option for the duration of the Restricted level (Orange).
  • Schools must ensure two metres of physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, and adjust classroom space as necessary; excess furniture must be removed from classrooms to create additional space; other spaces within schools must be repurposed to accommodate more distancing (e.g., multipurpose rooms, shared spaces, common areas, and libraries).

These sites are to be closed under current public health orders.


These sites are to be closed under current public health orders.


Institutions may operate subject to occupancy limit set out in the orders or offer online or remote learning.



Businesses providing critical services listed in the orders may remain open. It members of the public are permitted to attend the business, they must implement measures to enable physical distancing. Retail businesses that sell or provide goods to the public are limited to 25 per cent capacity. Examples of critical services include businesses related to:

  • maintaining supply chains;
  • providing retail and wholesale services including:
    • food or household consumer goods necessary for the safety, sanitation or operation of residences and businesses, such grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, butcher shops, bakeries, markets and hardware stores;
    • businesses that provide personal protective equipment or protective clothing for use in the workplace;
    • businesses that provide essential goods and services for the health and well-being of animals;
    • gas stations and fuel companies;
    • office supply and service businesses;
    • computer products and related repair and maintenance services; and
    • businesses that hold a retail liquor licence, a manufacturer's licence or a retail cannabis licence;
  • providing accommodations;
  • providing institutional, residential, commercial and industrial maintenance;
  • supporting telecommunications and information technology;
  • providing transportation services;
  • manufacturing and production;
  • supporting agriculture and food production services;
  • construction;
  • finance including banks, credit unions and other financial services;
  • natural resources services;
  • environmental services;
  • utilities and public works;
  • health-care seniors care and social services; and
  • legal services and regulatory services.

It is strongly recommended that households send only one person per household to shop or gather essentials.


All sites must close, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services.


No social gatherings are permitted. Social contacts are to be limited to household members only.


All must close or provide services virtually.


Regulated professions, massage therapists and athletic therapists can continue to provide services.


Limited to five people, socially distanced, plus an officiant.


Productions where filming is currently underway may be completed under the existing transmission prevention guidelines of the sector. No new productions may begin to film.