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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 12:01 a.m. on Monday October 19

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region. 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 currently able to manage COVID-19 case levels, however changes in restrictions and behaviours are required to prevent further level changes.

  • Indoor and outdoor gathering sizes: lowered from 10 to five, in addition to members of a household
  • Contact Tracing Log Sheets: required in many indoor settings, including theatres, museums, galleries, libraries and fitness facilities
  • Restaurants/lounges: reduced group/tables sizes in restaurants from 10 to 5, and formally reduced capacity to 50 per cent
  • Retail locations and food courts: group sizes reduced to 50 per cent, including lowering gathering sizes from 10 to five in common spaces
  • After-school activities and all sporting events: reduced the number of spectators to 25 per cent of a site’s capacity
  • Beverage rooms, bars, entertainment facilites, casinos and bingo halls: to be closed
  • Gyms and fitness centres: capacity remains at 50 per cent
  • Museums, galleries and libraries: capacity reduced to 50 per cent

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 on Gatherings and Mandatory Mask Use

Effective as of Monday, September 28, 2020

Public health orders that apply for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region were issued on September 28, 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.

The new orders also include restrictions on indoor and outdoor public and private gathering sizes and make the use of masks mandatory in indoor public spaces. This includes:

  • Subject to certain exceptions set out in the orders, gathering sizes, both indoors and outdoors, and in public venues and private residences are limited to 10 people. This includes weddings, funerals, banquets, receptions and other events as well as informal gatherings.
  • Gatherings or events involving more than 10 persons may take place if all of the following conditions are met
    • 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;
    • the place or premises where the gathering is held is physically divided into separate areas which contain no more
    • than 10 persons each; and
    • 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.
  • Generally, more than ten persons may attend a business or facility that is allowed to open under these orders if the operator of the business or facility has implemented public distancing measures are in place to allow people to maintain a distance of at least two metres. For additional details, see the order.
  • However, if a gathering or event is held at a business or facility that is allowed to open under these orders, the gathering or event must adhere to the limits on gathering sizes.
  • 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;
  • Seating capacity at any table does not exceed 10 persons;
  • 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.


School and Child Care Exposures

Location Dates/Times 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)

Sector Based 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.

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




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