Manitoba Protection Plan
 

State of Emergency and Public Health Orders


NEW Last updated: November 21, 2020

 

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Current 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.

November 22, 2020


November 6, 2020
News Release: State of Emergency Extension Supports COVID-19 Pandemic Work
The Emergency Measures Act

Order in Council 304/2020  Order in Council 316 /2020

October 28, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act - Cross Lake COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

October 8, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act - Little Grand Rapids COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

Self-Isolation

The self-isolation order continue to require that anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it was from another country or another province must self-isolate for 14 days until such time as the orders are terminated by the chief provincial public health officer.

  • Effective August 28, public health orders will require Manitobans to self-isolate for 14 days if:
    • they have tested positive for COVID-19; or
    • they have been exposed to COVID-19 by a close contact.
  • Individuals will be notified by a public health official if self-isolation is required.
  • Once notified, the person must go to their residence or an approved self-isolation location and remain there for 14 days, or until they are directed otherwise by a public health official.
  • Exceptions will be made for in-person appointments with health care providers. However, if an individual leaves their home, they must wear masks, maintain physical distancing and minimize the time away from their self-isolation location.
  • Failure to self-isolate in accordance with public health advice is a violation of the order and is enforceable under the Public Health Act. Individuals could be subject to fines for non-compliance.

For more information, please view the order.

Travel and Self-isolation

In general, anyone arriving in Manitoba is required to self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, there are exceptions to this requirement specified in the order.

In particular, Manitoba residents who have travelled to "western Canada* or "northwestern Ontario** are exempt from the self-isolation requirements when they return to Manitoba if they have not travelled outside of western Canada or northwestern Ontario and are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. Residents of western Canada or northwestern Ontario are also exempt, if they have not travelled to another country or any part of Canada outside of western Canada or northwestern Ontario in the 14-day period immediately before entering or arriving in Manitoba and are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

*Western Canada means British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. (as defined in the order).

**northwestern Ontario means that portion of Ontario that is located west of Terrace Bay (as defined in the order)

Other persons who are exempt from the self-isolation requirements include: :

  • transporters of goods and people such as truckers and pilots
  • people traveling to facilitate shared parenting arrangements
  • people traveling for emergency medical purposes

Professional athletes and team members (players, coaches, managers, training and technical staff and medical personnel) employed by or affiliated with a professional sports team from Manitoba are also exempt from the self-isolation requirements as well as film production crew members (cast and crew) if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

Out-of-province workers arriving in Manitoba are required to self-isolate for 14-days upon their arrival UNLESS they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 and they are providing vital services. This includes:

  • workers such as health care providers
  • police and correctional officers
  • national defence personnel
  • persons responsible for construction or maintenance of water control works, highways, bridges, hydro-electric generating stations and electrical infrastructure, waste water treatment and sewage facilities and telephone and Internet services

In addition, individuals engaged in the construction or maintenance of any building, structure or other project, are also exempt if the failure to complete the construction or maintenance on a timely basis would pose a threat to persons, property or the environment if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

It is the responsibility of, the employer to determine if it is absolutely necessary for the worker to immediately begin work upon entering Manitoba (e.g. no one else is available to perform their function) and to implement appropriate workplace health and safety measures in the workplace. Employers should consult with occupational health or Workplace Safety and Health prior to their arrival to ensure appropriate steps are taken to mitigate the potential risk to others in the workplace.

Individuals who are exempt from the self-isolation order should self-monitor for symptoms and immediately self-isolate and notify their employer (as applicable) should they develop symptoms.

They should:

  • maintain an appropriate physical distance from others
  • follow all general public health measures (e.g., hand hygiene, cough etiquette, etc.) where possible, avoid settings where physical distancing is not possible.

Appropriate precautions should be taken to protect close contacts who are at highest risk of serious complications from COVID-19 (i.e., people older than 60 years and those living with chronic conditions), including requirements relating to visiting persons in an acute care or long-term care facility.

Please see the order for additional information.

 




Orders Prohibiting Travel to Northern Manitoba

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A new order was put into effect on October 13, 2020, details will be provided on the Pandemic Response System.

For detailed information, view the orders.





Current Public Health Orders

 

November 21, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act - COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

October 28, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act - Cross Lake COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

October 13, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act (Self-Isolation and Travel) - COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)
Orders Under the Public Health Act - Travel to Northern and Remote Communities (pdf)

October 8, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act - Little Grand Rapids COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

October 2, 2020 - Order re Temporary Suspension of In-Person Commissioning and Witnessing Provisions,renewal (pdf)

October 1, 2020 - Order re Temporary Suspension of Corporate Meeting Provisions (2) (pdf)

September 10, 2020
News Release:
Province Renews Nine Emergency Measures Act Orders as Part of COVID-19 Response

August 28, 2020
Orders Under the Public Health Act (Self-Isolation) - COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

May 14, 2020 - Additional Enforcement Personnel Regulation

April 29, 2020 - Public Health Orders Orders Restricting Staff Movement at Personal Care Homes (pdf 96 KB)



Enforcement Information

Public health officials continue to educate businesses and the public about the steps they need to take to ensure compliance with orders made under The Public Health Act and The Emergency Measures Act.

However, the province has made amendments to the Preset Fines and Offence Descriptions Regulation (PFODR) under The Provincial Offences Act (POA) to allow enforcement officers to issue tickets with set fines for failure to comply with the emergency orders.

Effective immediately, totalfine amounts will be set at $1,296 for tickets issued to individuals, including sole proprietorships and partnerships, and $5,000 for tickets issued to corporations.