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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

Northern Regional Health Authority and Churchill: RESTRICTED

New COVID-19 public health orders will be issued for the Northern health region and Churchill by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer. These orders will come into effect Monday, October 26, 2020 and remain in effect for a minimum of two weeks.

Under the new orders:

  • The maximum size of gatherings is reduced to five people. This applies to ceremonies such as weddings and funerals and social events like banquets and receptions, as well as informal gatherings such as dinners and house parties.
  • Gatherings involving more than five persons may take place if:
    • 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 five 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.
  • Casinos and bingo halls must close.
  • Entertainment facilities with a license under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act that requires the licensee to present live entertainment must close to members of the public, with the exception of providing food for take-out or delivery. Other licensed businesses must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • The maximum occupancy of retail businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • The maximum occupancy of restaurants is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
  • The maximum occupancy of personal service businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual occupancy or one person for each 10 square metres of the premises that is open to the public, whichever is less.
  • Operators of a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall, or fitness facility are required to keep contact information for members of the public attending their premises and maintain those records for 21 days to support contract tracing. 

For further information on the businesses that are subject to this requirement, please see the orders.

Individuals in the Northern health 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.

Information on additional restrictions for schools in the Northern Region and Churchill




COVID-19 Cases in Northern



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




Additional Restrictions


Critical

Cross Lake First Nation: CRITICAL

Public health orders that take effect on 12:01 a.m. on October 29, 2020, include:

  • public gatherings are not permitted
  • all businesses must be closed except for those providing essential services
  • community residents are required to stay at home
  • people should only leave their residence to seek testing or medical care, or to send one person from a household for essential supplies
  • people who work in essential services are able to leave their residence for work
  • non-medical masks must be worn outside the home

For more information, view the orders.


Critical

YWCA in Thompson: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.




Additional Restrictions for Schools in the Northern Region and Churchill

In addition, the following measures will be in place for schools in regions under the Restricted Level (Orange) effective Monday, Oct. 26




Additional information on travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities




Possible public exposures to COVID-19 in Northern


Town/Municipality Location Dates/Times
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.

Opaskwayak

Scotiabank Otineka Mall (Highway 10, Opaskwayak)

October 13, 14 and 15, 2020

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

Opasquia Elemental School (17-8th S. West, The Pas)
October 19, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)

October 16, 2020
The Pas Scott Bateman Middle School (272 Grace Lake Road, The Pas)
October 19, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians (pdf)
October 16, 2020
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 - Caution Level