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Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL

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.

Changes to existing Public Health Orders will take effect April 9, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on April 30, 2021.

For information on province-wide restrictions at the Critical Level, see:


The following province-wide public health orders are in effect:




COVID-19 Cases in Northern



Map of COVID-19 Cases and Risks for All of Manitoba




Additional Restrictions


Critical

St. Anthony's General Hospital, Psychiatric Unit, The Pas : CRITICAL

Outbreak declared


Critical

Mathias Colomb Cree Nation: CRITICAL

Public health orders that take effect on 12:01 a.m. on March 5, 2021, 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

Cross Lake First Nation and Community of Cross Lake: CRITICAL

Public health orders that take effect on 12:01 a.m. on February 13, 2021, 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

Grassroots Early Learning & Child Care Centre, Thompson: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.




Additional information on travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities

An order prohibiting travel to northern Manitoba was put into effect on December 9, 2020. The order states that no person shall travel into northern Manitoba or a remote community, with exceptions for the following people if they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and:

  • reside in northern Manitoba or a remote community;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community in order to establish their permanent residence;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community with or on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, or a Crown corporation or other government agency;
  • are a health care provider who is travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to provide health care services;
  • are a professor, teacher or other educational professional who is travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to work at a post-secondary educational institution or a school;
  • owns, operates or is employed by a business who is travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to deliver goods or provide services normally provided by that business or to engage in activities that the business normally conducts in northern Manitoba or a remote community;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to attend classes or obtain instruction or training at a post-secondary educational institution or a school;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, or in the course of their duties with a child and family services authority;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community for emergency medical purposes;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community for the purpose of participating in a trial or other judicial proceeding; and
  • are non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas close to northern Manitoba and who regularly travel into northern Manitoba to shop, access health services or for other essential purposes, if they  restrict their travel to a minimum and limit their use of local services.

The following is also permitted into northern Manitoba or a remote community under the orders:

  • travel to a cottage, cabin, provincial park, campground or hunting or fishing lodge if they travel as directly as possible to and from their intended destination and limit their use of local services to a minimum;
  • travel to visit a family member or friend who is in a health care facility with a life-threatening illness or injury if the health care facility has authorized the visit;
  • travel community to attend the funeral of a family member or friend; and
  • travel to provide care to a family member or friend who is seriously ill but is not in a health care facility.

Further, all people entering northern Manitoba who are exempt as outlined above must ensure they have completed any mandatory self-isolation required in the Self Isolation Orders and must wear a mask as appropriate if using public transportation to get to northern Manitoba.

Travel within northern Manitoba is not restricted under the orders, though all non-essential travel is not recommended.

For detailed information, view the orders.




Possible public exposures to COVID-19 in Northern

If you visited one of these sites on the dates/times below, you do not need to self-isolate. However, you should self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.

Fact Sheet on Self-monitoring and Possible Public Exposures to COVID-19 (pdf)



Other Exposures

Possible public exposures are identified through case investigations conducted by public health officials. While no active public exposures have been identified at this time, members of the public are encourage to follow the fundamentals.

School Exposures

For current schools exposures in Manitoba visit: COVID-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases and School Staff Cases in Manitoba




Past Exposures:





Additional Resources



Northern Health Region - Critical Level




Mask Use in Public Spaces



Mask Use in Restricted/Private Spaces