State of Emergency and Public Health Orders

Manitoba Protection Plan
 

State of Emergency and Public Health Orders


NEW Last updated: March 4, 2021

 

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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.

March 4, 2021


March 3, 2021 - Manitoba Government Extends State of Emergency to Protect Health and Safety of Manitobans

March 2, 2021 - Manitobans' Reopening Priorities Form Basis for New Public Health Orders, Effective March 5 at 12:01 a.m.

February 2, 2021 - Pauingassi First Nation COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

January 21, 2021 - Province Makes Modest Changes to Provincial Public Health Orders Protecting Manitobans Effective Jan. 23

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 and Contact Tracing

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.

For more information, please view the order.

Travel and Self-isolation

As per the public health order, 14 days of self-isolation is required for people returning or coming to Manitoba from all jurisdictions.

Individuals who travelled internationally or inter-provincially must go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the date of arrival to Manitoba.

All travellers are strongly advised get two COVID-19 tests - one on the day of arrival, and another on the seventh day after arriving in Manitoba regardless of if they are displaying symptoms, and whether they are visiting Manitoba or are returning from out of the country.

They should make an appointment with a provincial testing site or visit a drive-thru test site and indicate at the time of testing that they have been out of the country and share the location of travel. Travellers must observe the full 14-day self-isolation period regardless of symptoms and test results. Re-testing is advised if an asymptomatic individual develops symptoms at any point, unless the individual had already tested positive. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and have had close contact to a traveller should identify this contact to public health during the public health investigation and follow-up.

Self Isolation Exemptions:

Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged. Exemptions exist for certain critical needs like health care and transporting important goods and services.

If individuals do not have symptoms, exemptions to mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) include:

Any critical worker who leaves the province for non-critical travel (travel not related to their critical worker duties) must self-isolate upon their return for 14 days. 

Critical workers are defined as those providing vital services in Manitoba, such as health care providers, police officers, emergency services personnel, corrections officers, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers and elected officials and their staff. In addition to critical workers, there are other exemptions to travel restrictions as per 2(1) of the public health order.

Individuals who are exempted from mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following their arrival to Manitoba. If symptoms develop, they should immediately isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Individuals can also connect with their workplace's occupational safety and health unit.

Examples of critical and non-critical travel

Scenario 1:
An essential healthcare worker left for a ski trip Jan. 21 and will return Feb. 1. Is he exempt from the orders or does he need to self-isolate upon return?

Answer: Because he left before the orders took effect, he would not have to self-isolate upon return because he is a critical worker. However, any critical workers who leave Manitoba after the orders take effect on Jan. 29 will need to self-isolate upon return if their trip is for non-work-related purposes and upon return, should also self-isolate from any household members who did not travel.

Scenario 2:
A truck driver left for a work trip Jan. 25 and will return Jan. 29. Are they exempt from the orders or do they need to self-isolate upon return?

Answer: Because they were travelling for reasons as listed in exemptions above, they do not need to self-isolate upon return under the public health orders.

Scenario 3:
An electrician working on a major project in BC will return to Manitoba from her three-week work wrap for a week off with her family and return to BC after the week is over. Does she need to self-isolate for the week?

Answer: Because she is not providing a critical service within Manitoba, she would need to self-isolate upon her return, which would include self-isolating from her family within her house. Self-isolation information is available here: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/fundamentals/self-isolation.html.

Scenario 4:
A doctor goes to her cottage on Lake of the Woods in Ontario for the weekend. Is she required to self-isolate upon return to Manitoba?

Answer: Because cottagers or those owning a second property either in or outside the province are exempt, she does not need to self-isolate upon return to Manitoba. Cottagers should take a “leave no trace” approach and not interact with anyone on the way to or from their cottage, or while they’re at the cottage. Those going to another province should also check self-isolation requirements for entry into that province; for example, Ontario has mandated a 14-day self-isolation period upon arrival.

Please see the order for additional information.


Travel to Cottages or Second Properties




Orders Prohibiting Travel to Northern Manitoba

Updated Wednesday December 9, 2020

In effect since October 13, 2020, details will be provided on the Pandemic Response System.

For detailed information, view the orders.




Current Public Health Orders

March 4, 2021 (in effect as of 12:01 a.m. March 5, 2021) - Mathias Colomb Cree Nation COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

March 4, 2021 (in effect as of 12:01 a.m. March 5, 2021) - General COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

February 11, 2021 (in effect until 12:01 a.m. March 5, 2021) - General COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

February 2, 2021 - Pauingassi First Nation COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

January 28, 2021 - Self-Isolation Orders for Persons Entering Manitoba (pdf)

December 22, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act (Self-Isolation and Contact Tracing) - COVID-19 Prevention Orders (pdf)

December 9, 2020 - Orders Under the Public Health Act - Travel to Northern and Remote Communities (pdf)

November 5, 2020 -  Public Health Orders Orders Restricting Staff Movement at Personal Care Homes

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)

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

May 14, 2020 - Additional Enforcement Personnel Regulation



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, total fine 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.