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Cautious

Provincial Response Level: CAUTION

COVID-19 is still a threat across Manitoba, however transmission levels are low. The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has set the response level to yellow.




The following additional restrictions are in force province wide:

Restricted

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.

Additional information on travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities.


Restricted

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED

Effective 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020

New COVID-19 public health orders were issued for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer on October 19, 2020.  These orders come into effect at 11 p.m. on October 19, 2020 and remain in effect until 11 p.m. on November 2, 2020.  These orders replace the orders issued on October 7, 2020.  Under the new orders:

  • The maximum size of gatherings is reduced to five people.  This applies to ceremonies such as weddings and funerals and social events like banquets and receptions, as well as informal gatherings such as dinners and house parties.
  • Gatherings involving more than five persons may take place if
    (a) the number of persons attending does not exceed 30 per cent of the usual capacity of the place or premises where the gathering is held;
    (b) the place or premises where the gathering is held is physically divided into separate areas which contain no more than five persons each; and
    (c) persons in each area are prevented from coming into close proximity with persons in another area during the gathering as well as when entering or leaving.

  • Casinos and bingo halls must close.
  • Entertainment facilities with a license under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act that requires the licensee to present live entertainment must close to members of the public, with the exception of providing food for take-out or delivery. Other licensed businesses must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • Other licensed businesses must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • The maximum occupancy of retail businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • The maximum occupancy of restaurants is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • The maximum occupancy of personal service businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual occupancy or one person for each 10 square metres of the premises that is open to the public, whichever is less.
  • Operators of a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall, or fitness facility are required to keep contact information for members of the public attending their premises and maintain those records for 21 days to support contract tracing.  For further information on the businesses that are subject to this requirement, please see the orders.

Individuals in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region must also:

  • Wear a mask in all indoor public places.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and cough etiquette.
  • Follow public health guidance on travel and self-isolation.
  • Vulnerable people, such as seniors, are encouraged to exercise additional caution.

Previous provisions in place for all other sectors, not listed above, in this region remain in place. Further direction or additional restrictions may put in place by public health at any time.

The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region includes the City of Winnipeg and the following rural municipalities in other health regions:

  • Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority: City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall, Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements (including Birds Hill Provincial Park), RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul and the Village of Dunnottar.
  • Southern Health - Santé Sud -Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché and the Town of Niverville.

The rest of Manitoba remains in the Caution (yellow) level. Public health officials may place the province or other regions or facilities in an elevated response level at any time.

Additional Information on the Public Health Orders for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.




COVID-19 Cases in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority



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




Additional Restrictions in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority


Critical

Patient Care Unit E6, St. Boniface Hospital: CRITICAL

Unit Closed to Admissions, Visitor Restrictions in Place, Enhanced Cleaning


Critical

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 Personal Care Home
  • Beacon Hill Lodge Long Term Care Home
  • Calvary Place Personal Care Home
  • Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home
  • Parkview Place Long Term Care Home
  • St. Norbert Personal Care Home

Restricted

John Pritchard School: RESTRICTED

Affected cohorts have been moved to remote learning.
September 17, 2020 - Letter to Students and Families (pdf)
September 16, 2020 - Letter to Students and Families (pdf)


Restricted

Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts: RESTRICTED

Cluster has been identified/Visitor restrictions in place




Winnipeg Metropolitan Region Public Health Orders Mandatory Mask Use

Updated Effective as of Monday, October 19, 2020

Public health orders that apply for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region were issued on October 19, 2020. Businesses, other facilities and organizations should review the order to determine how they can safely operate and if there are any requirements they need to implement. For these and other additional details, see the 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 an office building where the public has access;
  • any part of a retail store or other commercial establishment where the public has access;
  • any part of the common areas of a residential building or shopping mall;
  • a health care facility;
  • an educational institution or facility;
  • a restaurant;
  • an elevator;
  • licensed premises;
  • a motor vehicle used for public transportation, including a bus, taxi , limousine or other vehicle for hire;
  • an enclosed place, other than a private residence, in which a private function is being held, including a private club where a member or invited person has access; 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,
  • actively engage in an athletic or fitness activity, including water-based activities or act as a lifeguard,
  • consume food or drink,
  • 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.

For additional details, see the order.


An indoor public space includes:

  • any part of an office building where the public has access;
  • any part of a retail store or other business where the public has access;
  • any part of the common areas of a residential building or shopping mall;
  • a health care facility;
  • an educational institution or facility;
  • a restaurant;
  • an elevator;
  • licensed premises;
  • a motor vehicle used for public transportation, including a bus, taxi , limousine or other vehicle for hire;
  • an enclosed place, other than a private residence, in which a private function is being held, including a private club where member or invited person has access; and
  • a bus shelter, pedestrian tunnel or enclosed pedestrian walkway.

There are some exceptions. 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, that prevents them from safely wearing a mask; and
  • a person who is unable to put on or take off a mask without the help of another person.

In addition, people can temporarily remove their mask while in an indoor public place to:

  • receive a service that requires the removal of their mask;
  • actively engage in an athletic or fitness activity, including water-based activities or act as a lifeguard;
  • consume food or drink;
  • deal with an emergency or medical purpose; or
  • establish their identity.

Masks are not required if people are seated at least two metres from others, or if there is a 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 physical barrier, such as a plexiglass barrier.




Public Health Orders for Licensed Premises

Effective Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Tables and seating are arranged so there is at least a two-metre separation between people sitting at different tables, (except for booths or where there is a non-permeable physical barrier). There must also be room for people who are permitted to be briefly standing to maintain a distance of 2m from other persons, whether seated or standing;
  • Food is not served buffet style;
  • The use of hookah or other types of water pipes is prohibited.
  • Staff provide written answers to a series of COVID-19 screening questions specified by a medical officer of health before they start any shift at the licensed premises; and the operator retains these answers for 21 days, after which the answers must be destroyed.
  • Members of the public are assigned to a table when they enter the licensed premise that has seating for the entire party;
    • staff obtain contact information in writing from at least one person in each party attending the licensed premises and the operator must retain this information for 21 days, after which it must be destroyed;
    • members of the public are prevented from physically moving tables or seating in the licensed premises;
  • Members of the public are required to be seated at their table, unless they are
    • travelling to or from washrooms,
    • engaged in playing a video game or other similar activity in the licensed premises, provided they are seated while playing,
    • using video lottery terminals in the licensed premises;
    • briefly interacting with staff at the licensed premises, or
    • entering or leaving the licensed premises;
  • Sound levels in the licensed premises do not exceed 80 decibels;
  • No dancing takes place in the licensed premises.
  • No sale or service of liquor may take place in licensed premises between 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • The operator of the licensed premises must ensure that all members of the public vacate the licensed premises by 11:00 p.m.
  • Licensed premises must be closed for dine-in service between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • The order does not prevent food or liquor from being sold from  licensed premises after 11:00 p.m. for delivery or take-out.
  • This applies to the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region while the region is in orange.
  • This does not apply to liquor retail.

For additional details, see the order.




Possible public exposures to COVID-19 in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

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.

Other Exposures

Location Dates/Times
Overtime Fitness (4-997 Kapelus Drive, West St Paul)
October 3, 2020 - 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
October 5, 2020 - 6:15a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Blueline Taxi, passengers in a four-door Prius sedan
October 3 to 9, 2020 - 7:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day
Winnipeg Transit Route 45, 55
Panet Road and Reenders Ave to Portage Ave., Transfer with arrival at Worthington and St. Annes Rd.
October 5/20 - 6:45 p.m.

Winnipeg Transit Route 75
Lagimodiere and St. Annes Rd - to Kildonan Park Mall

October 5/20 - 8:00 a.m.

The Club ( 797 Sargent Ave.)

October 6, 2020 - 9am to 5pm

Winnipeg Transit Route 55
St.Mary Ave and Garry St to Lyndale and St. Marys' Rd.
October 5 and 6, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Westcoast Kids (103 Princess St.)

September 27/20 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winnipeg Transit Routes 66 and 78
Portage Ave at St. Charles to Grant at Cambridge and from Cambridge at Mathers to Waverley at McGillivray

October 9, 2020 - approximately 6:20 a.m. to 6:47 a.m. and approximately 6:54 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Winnipeg Transit Routes 78 and 22
Waverley at McGillivray to Polo Park and Polo Park to Portage at St. Charles.

October 9, 2020 - approximately 4:25 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. and approximately 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Fit For Less gym (399 McPhillips Street)
October 2/20 - 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
October 3/20 - 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Chaise Corydon (691 Corydon Ave.)

Saturday, September 26/20 - 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the second level lounge area with bar and side patio.
Bourbon Street Billiards (241 Vaughan St.) September 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Earls Polo Park (1455 Portage Ave) September 25 from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Montana's Polo Park (665 Empress St) September 25 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Crspy Bnch (806 Sargent Ave) September 26 from 11 a.m. until noon.
Pentecostal House of Prayer (Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation) September 27/20 - 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m
La Roca (155 Smith St.) September 26/20 - approx. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

School and Child Care Exposures

Location Dates/Times Exposure
Victor H.L. Wyatt School (485 Meadowood Dr.) October 13 and 14, 2020 October 18, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Robert Andrews School (3230 Manlius St., East St. Paul) October 6 and 7, 2020 Based on public health’s assessment, the general risk of exposure has been deemed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at the school. Based on the public health investigation, close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person.
Oak Park High School (820 Charleswood Rd.) October 6, 2020 Based on the public health investigation, close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person. The risk of exposure has been assessed to be low. The infection was not believed to be acquired at the school.
Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (720 Alverstone St.) October 8, 2020 October 18, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
River Elm School (500 Riverton Avenue) October 8, 9, 13 and 14, 2020
Based on public health investigation, close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person. The infection was not believed to be acquired at the school.
Sisler High School (1360 Redwood Avenue) October 8 and 9, 2020
Based on public health investigation, close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person. The infection was not believed to be acquired at the school.
South Pointe School (615 Kirkbridge Drive) October 9, 2020
Based on public health investigation, close contacts connected to the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person. The infection was not believed to be acquired at the school.
Machray School (320 Mountain Avenue) October 8 and 9, 2020
Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at Machray School. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure.
Technical Vocational High School (1555 Wall St.) October 7 to 9, 2020
Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at Technical Vocational High School. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure.
Windsor Park Collegiate (1015 Cottonwood Rd.) October 8 and 9, 2020
Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at Windsor Park Collegiate. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure
Wolesley School (511 Clifton Street, Winnipeg) October 5 to 7, 2020 Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk. At this time, no close contacts have been identified at Windsor Park Collegiate. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure

Ecole Taché (744 Rue Langevin)

September 28, 29, 30 and October 2, 8 and 9, 2020

October 15, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Hampstead School (950 Hampstead Ave.)

October 2, 2020 October 15, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Gladstone School (500 Gertrude Ave.)

October 5 and 6, 2020

October 15, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Christ the King School (12 Lennox Ave.)

October 14, 2020

October 15, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Anne Ross Day Nursery (511 King Street)

October 2 and 7, 2020

 

Churchill High School (510 Hay St.)

October 7, 8, and 9, 2020

October 15, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Darwin School (176 Darwin St.) October 7, 2020  
St Mary's Academy (550 Wellington Crescent) October 14, 2020  
Victory School (395 Jefferson Ave.) October 6 and 7, 2020  
Seven Oaks School Division (830 Powers Street) - busses 16 and 20 October 6 and 7, 2020  
Sunny Mountain Daycare (Unit 4 - 1965 Main Street) October 6 and 7, 2020  
The King School (851 Panet Rd.) October 2, 2020  
Ecole Leila North School (20 Allan Blye Dr.) October 6 and 7, 2020  
Al Hijra school (410 Desalaberry Ave.) October 5, 2020  
St Norbert Collegiate (870 Ste.Thérèse Ave.) October 6, 2020  

École Templeton (1310 Templeton Ave.)

October 6, 7, and 8, 2020

October 14, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Amber Trails Schools (1575 Templeton Ave.)

October 5 and 6, 2020 October 14, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Margaret Park School (385 Cork Ave.)

October 5 and 7, 2020 October 13, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Acadia Junior High (175 Killarney Ave.)

October 5 and 6, 2020 October 13, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Winnipeg Adult Education Centre (310 Vaughan St.)
October 5, 2020 October 12, 2020 - Letter to Students (pdf)
Dakota Collegiate (661 Dakota St.)
October 5, 6 and 7, 2020 October 12, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Daniel McIntyre Collegiate (720 Alverstone St.)

September 29 and 30, and October 1, 2020 October 12, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Dufferin School (545 Alexander Ave.)
September 30 to October 2, 2020
September 28 and 29, 2020
October 12, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
October 4, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Shaughnessy Park School (1641 Manitoba Ave.)

September 29 to October 5, 2020 October 11, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
St. Joseph the Worker (505 Brewster St.)
October 1 and 2, 2020 - 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. October 11, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Elwick Community School (30 Maberly Road)
October 5, 2020 October 11, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Bird's Hill School (3950 Raleigh St. in East St Paul)
September 30, and October 1 and 2, 2020 October 11, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Kildonan-East Collegiate (845 Concordia Ave.)
September 29 and October 1, 2020 October 9, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
O.V. Jewitt Community School (6 Neville Street)
September 28 and 29, 2020 October 9, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Faraday School (405 Parr Ave.)
September 29 and 30, 2020 October 9, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Univerity of Winnipeg Collegiate (515 Portage Ave.)
September 28 and 30, and October 5 and 7, 2020 October 8, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Earl Grey Child Care Centre (340 Cockburn St. N.)
September 29 and 30 and October 7, 2020 October 7, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Earl Grey School (340 Cockburn St. N.)
September 29 and 30, and October 7, 2020 October 7, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Seven Oaks Middle School (800 Salter St.)
September 28 to 30, 2020 October 7, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
St. John's-Ravenscourt (400 South Drive)
September 30 and October 1, 2 and 6, 2020 October 6, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
École Charleswood School (545 Oakdale Dr.)
September 24, 25, 28, 29 and 30, 2020 October 6, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Andrew Mynarski VC (1111 Machray Ave.)
September 28 and 29 October 4, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
IQRA School (404 Web Place) September 22, 23, 25 and 28, 2020  
Collège Louis-Riel (585, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste)
September 28, 2020 October 4, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Hugh John Macdonald School (567 Bannatyne Ave.)
September 28, 2020 October 1, 2020- Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Lindenwood Childcare Centre (1 Princemere Road)
September 23 to 25 and 28 to 29, 2020 October 1, 2020- Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Glenlawn Collegiate (770 St. Mary's Rd.)
September 25, 2020 September 29, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)


Additional Information about flights or other locations where people might have been exposed to COVID-19

Past Exposures:

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Possible Public Exposures - September 6 to 24, 2020 (pdf)




Additional Resources



Posters

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Mask Use in Public Spaces



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