Pandemic Response System
 


About the Pandemic Response System


The Pandemic Response System informs Manitobans of the current level of risk, provides public health guidance to Manitobans and explain the range of measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

This page outlines what restrictions and actions may be considered at this stage. This is not an indication of the current level in Manitoba, or any of its regions.

The province will update the provincial response level in response to the spread of the virus and other public health indicators.

To view the current alert levels, visit the Pandemic Response System main page.


Caution

Yellow: CAUTION

The province would consider applying this alert level if:


  • The spread of COVID-19 is at low to moderate levels.
  • Household and close contact transmission is occurring in Manitoba.
  • There may be multiple and isolated small cluster outbreaks (or a small number of larger outbreaks) which are mostly contained.
  • Community transmission is low and/or localized/geographically limited.

Range of Response Measures

The following may be considered if this alert level is applied:

  • Gathering sizes may be limited, based on public health information at the time.
  • Travel restrictions may be put in place, based on conditions in other jurisdictions.
  • Residents of hospitals, long-term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities may be allowed to receive limited visitors with more relaxed rules for outdoors.
  • Child care centres are able to provide broad service, following physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, and other public health guidance.
  • Schools are open, provided that physical distancing and cohorting measures are in place. Where limitations are required, these will be on school-by-school basis with emphasis on maintaining full time school for K-6.
  • Day camps may have reduced occupancy limits.
  • ost-secondary institutions and vocational colleges may be able to provide learning in settings that require hands-on experience with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Sports and recreational activities for children and adults may operate with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Outdoor recreation facilities and golf courses may operate with some limitations/ additional requirements.
  • Public/private indoor and outdoor swimming pools may operate with physical distancing requirements (This does not apply to residential pools).
  • Fitness clubs and gyms may be able to operate with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Community centres and other multi-purpose facilities such as arenas and town halls may be able to operate with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Seniors centres/clubs may be able to operate with more restrictive occupancy limits for this population group.
  • Personal services, including manicurists and pedicurists, tattoo parlours, estheticians, cosmetologists, electrologists and tanning parlours, may be able to operate with physical distancing requirements.
  • Restaurants, cafes and other similar businesses may be able to operate indoor and outdoor services with physical distancing requirements.
  • Casinos may be able to operate with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Bars, beverage rooms, brew pubs, micro-brewers, distilleries and similar businesses may be able to operate indoor and outdoor services with physical distancing requirements.
  • Film productions may operate with physical distancing requirements

Detailed Description of Levels

  • At all levels, all Manitobans should follow these public health fundamentals.
  • Always stay at home when you’re sick, even if mildly ill.
  • Enhanced personal hygiene, including:
    • regular and thorough handwashing;
    • covering your nose and mouth with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing;
    • avoid sharing food or drinks; and,
    • avoid touching your face.

People at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 to take extra precautions and avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.

Manitobans should wear masks in indoor settings where social distancing is not possible.

People with COVID-19 symptoms may contact Health Links - Info Santé for testing directions or go directly to a designated site to get tested.

 

For a detailed description of the four levels and what they mean to you, read Manitoba’s COVID-19 Response Level System Summary (pdf).

Pandemic Response System