Pandemic Response System
 


Caution

Orange: RESTRICTED


  • Community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring across much of Manitoba.
  • New clusters are occurring, but can be controlled through self-isolation, testing and contact tracing so they do not spread further.
  • The health care system is able to manage COVID-19 case levels.

Range of Response Measures

  • Gathering sizes will be limited further, based on public health information at the time.
  • Further travel restrictions may be may be in place, based on COVID-19 transmission in other jurisdictions or the risk of COVID-19 being imported into Manitoba.
  • Some non-urgent surgeries and diagnostic procedures may be restricted.
  • Added restrictions to visitation in hospitals, long-term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities may be in place.
  • Capacity in child care facilities and home-based providers may be more limited and increased priority toward meeting needs of critical workers.
  • Therapeutic health care businesses, such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists, podiatrists, therapeutic massage therapists and acupuncturists, may be required to introduce occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • K12 schools may be more restricted by occupancy limits and more requirements for remote learning especially for grades 9-12.
  • Post-secondary may be more restricted by occupancy limits and more requirements for remote learning.
  • Retail businesses may have added occupancy limits.
  • Public food establishments, such as restaurants, cafeterias, cafes may have occupancy limits.
  • Bars, lounges and similar establishments may have occupancy limits.
  • Casinos may have further occupancy limits.
  • Hair stylists/barbers may be able to operate with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Museums, galleries and libraries may be able to operate with occupancy limits and physical distancing requirements.
  • Outdoor recreation facilities may have more restrictive occupancy limits.
  • Day camps may have more restrictive occupancy limits

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