Northern

Pandemic Response System
 


Northern


On this page:


Re

Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL

Community spread of COVID-19 is not contained and/or there are significant strains on our health care system. As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba's most vulnerable citizens.

Updated public health orders go into effect November 20 at 12:01 a.m. and will further 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 resident 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 only.
  • 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.

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




COVID-19 Cases in Northern



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




Additional Restrictions


Critical

Acute Care Inpatient Unit of The Pas Health Complex, St. Anthony's General Hospital, The Pas: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.


Critical

Rod McGillivary Care Home in Opaskwayak Cree Nation: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Critical

St. Paul’s Residence (personal care home), The Pas : CRITICAL

Outbreak declared. Restrictions in place.


Critical

Flin Flon Personal Care Home, Flin Flon: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared. Restrictions in place.


Critical

Northern Lights Manor, Flin Flon: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared. Restrictions in place.




Additional information on travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities




Possible public exposures to COVID-19 in Northern


Town/Municipality Location Dates/Times
Shamattawa Cree Nation Shamattawa Northern Store (Shamattawa Cree Nation) November 26 to December 1, 2020
Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were in the Northern Store on Nov. 26 to Dec 1 when they may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the community. Any individuals who attended are asked to self-monitor for symptoms, and if they develop symptoms are advised to self-isolate (quarantine) and call the Health Centre.
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Pelican Rapids Sapotaweyak Health Centre (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, Pelican Rapids) November 23, 24 and 25, 2020
Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were in the Health Centre on Nov. 23, 24 and 25 when they may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the community. Any individuals who attended are asked to self-monitor for symptoms.

The Pas

École Opasquia School (27-8th St., The Pas)

November 23, 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 was in the school on Nov. 23 when the individual may have been infectious. École Opasquia School is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the school community. Close contacts of the case have been identified and advised to self-isolate (quarantine). The school will remain open to all other students and staff.

The Pas

Kelsey Community School (322 Edwards Ave., The Pas)

November 23 and 26, 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 was in the school between Nov. 23 and 26 when the individual may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the school community. Classroom contacts are being advised to self-monitor for symptoms. Any close contacts identified are being advised to self-isolate at home. The school will remain open to all other students and staff.

Thompson

Thompson General Hospital Diagnostics/Lab waiting room (871 Thompson Drive S., Thompson)

November 25, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Thompson

Westwood Elementary School (46 Mallard Crescent Thompson)

October 29, 2020
November 10, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

The Pas The New Avenue Hotel (404 Fischer Ave., The Pas)

October 31, 2020 - 8 p.m. to midnight
November 2, 2020 - 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m.

The Pas

Kelsey Community School (120 Stewart St., The Pas)

October 30, 2020
November 4, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

The Pas

Margaret Barbour Collegiate (429 Smith Ave, The Pas)

October 28 and 30, 2020
November 4, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Funeral - Opaskwayak Cree Nation October 24, 2020
Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Opaskwayak Cree Nation on Oct. 24th when they were in their infectious period. People who attended the funeral should self-isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.
The Pas

Casual Cuts and Cheryl’z Hair Den (229 Fischer Ave., The Pas)

October 20, 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pas Margaret Barbour Collegiate (429 Smith St., The Pas)

October 16, 2020
October 28, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

Cross Lake Cross Lake Funeral 

October 18, 2020
Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Cross Lake on Oct. 18th when they were in their infectious period. People who attended the funeral should self-isolate and seek testing if symptoms develop.

The Pas

New Avenue Hotel Bar (404 Fischer Ave, The Pas)

October 20, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lake Manitoba First Nation

Funeral - Lake Manitoba First Nation 

October 12, 2020
Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Lake Manitoba First Nation on Oct. 12th when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing.

The Pas Opasquia Elementary School (27-8th St. W., The Pas) October 19 and 20, 2020
October 25, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
The Pas Margaret Barbour Collegiate (429 Smith Ave., The Pas) October 20, 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 attended the school on Oct. 20 when the individual may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk due to the thorough and consistent application of COVID 19 prevention measures. Public health does not consider this infection to be school acquired at the present time. Anyone identified as a close contact will be contacted and provided instructions for self-isolation (quarantine).
The Pas Scott Bateman School (272 Grace Lake Road, The Pas) October 15 and 16, 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 attended the school on Oct. 15th and 16th, 2020 when the individual may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk due to the thorough and consistent application of COVID-19 prevention measures. Public health does not consider this infection to be school acquired. Close contacts connected to the case have been identified, contacted directly by public health and advised to self-isolate (quarantine). The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person.
Norway House

Funeral in Norway House

October 20, 2020
Public health officials are advising a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 attended a funeral in Norway House on Oct. 20th when they did not have symptoms but was in their infectious period. Public health officials will be notifying close contacts directly. Others who have attended the funeral should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and seek testing.

The Pas

Margaret Barbour Collegiate (429 Smith Ave, Opaskwayak)

October 14 and 16, 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 was present in the school on Oct. 14 and 16 when the individual may have been infectious. Anyone who is a close contact has received a letter notifying that they are a close contact and been advised to self-monitor. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person.

Thompson Deerwood Elementary School (101 Beaver Crescent Thompson) October 14 to 16, 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 was present on the school on Oct. 14-16 when the individual may have been infectious. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk overall for the school community. Contacts of the case have been identified and advised to self-monitor and self- isolate. The school will remain open to all other students and staff, who can continue to attend school in person.
Opaskwayak

Scotiabank Otineka Mall (Highway 10, Opaskwayak)

October 13, 14 and 15, 2020

Thompson R.D. Parker Collegiate (272 Thompson Dr. N., Thompson) October 15 and 16, 2020
October 20, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
The Pas

Opasquia Elemental School (17-8th S. West, The Pas)

October 16, 2020
October 19, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
The Pas Scott Bateman Middle School (272 Grace Lake Road, The Pas) October 16, 2020
October 19, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
Gillam Assiniboine Credit Union (335 Railway Ave. W., Gillam) October 13 to 16, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day
Thompson Salon Italia (3 Station Road, Thompson) October 9, 2020 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Additional Resources



Northern Health Region - Critical Level