Public health officials in Manitoba put out a few reminders as families gather for the thanksgiving weekend.
For those considering celebrations, limit holiday gatherings to household members. Reduce your number of close contacts and limit the number of gatherings,
One of the restrictions currently imposed under the Public Health Order in Winnipeg and surrounding municipalities is to limit number of people to to a maximum of ten indoors and outdoors. (This is ten people in addition to those living at that house) .
People socializing in-person together are advised to physically distance themselves from members outside of their household, except for brief necessary exchanges. Traditional greetings such as handshakes, kissing and hugging should be avoided.
Workplace and other social celebrations be minimized. If they must take place, physical distancing should be maintained.
Everyone attending a gathering should self-screen for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening tool or the COVID-19 screening questions before attending an in-person celebration or gathering. If you are sick, stay home.
It is recommended that those at higher risk of experiencing severe illness be discouraged from attending gatherings.
As part of the Orange level restriction, a list of attendees should be maintained for 21 days to ensure appropriate public health follow-up can take place if an attendee is exposed to COVID-19 during the celebration or ceremony.
Where possible, the province recommends to plan for all or part of a celebration/ gathering to be held outdoors. Virtual gatherings or other type of contactless celebrations are suggested.