Winnipeg and surrounding areas move to level Orange restrictions Monday

As community transmission of COVID-19 occurs across Winnipeg, new pandemic restrictions started Monday as the region moves to the Orange or “restricted level”  on the province’s pandemic response system.

Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, announced the change Friday.

Government website says, 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.

Individuals in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region must:

  • Wear a mask in all indoor public places.
  • Limit gatherings to a maximum of 10 people indoors and outdoors.
  • 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 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 Rosser, 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.

(SOURCE: Government of Manitoba Province Website)

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