Pandemic Response System
 


Sharing information with Manitobans about risk, response and recommended actions.


COVID-19 Cases in Manitoba

Map of cases and data from all regions and health districts in Manitoba


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.

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practise social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and cough etiquette.
  • Wear a mask in indoor settings where social distancing is not possible.
  • Vulnerable people, such as seniors, are encouraged to exercise additional caution.
  • Limit group sizes to a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. Larger group sizes will be allowed where participants can be separated into distinct groups that remain separate and where each distinct group remains under the limits above.
  • Individuals identified as having COVID-19 or a close contact of someone with COVID-19 must immediately enter mandatory isolation/self-isolation (quarantine) until public health officials advise they can end isolation/self-isolation (quarantine). Additional guidance on self-isolation for confirmed cases and close contacts.
  • Non-essential travel outside of Manitoba is strongly discouraged. Individuals who travelled internationally or domestically (east of Terrace Bay, ON) must go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the date of arrival to Manitoba. Additional guidance and exemptions to self-isolation for travellers.
  • Two designated caregivers that are family or close friends with an established pattern of involvement may visit hospitals, personal care homes and long-term residential care facilities for any length of time. General visitors are permitted indoors for shorter periods in certain situations with precautions. Outdoor visits remain preferred and are only limited by the ability to maintain physical distancing.
  • Businesses must operate in accordance with the public health order and in a manner that prevents transmission of COVID-19. Additional guidance for businesses in the Caution Level.

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 Manitoban and remote communities.


Restricted

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED

Additional restrictions will come into effect 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020.

Additional Information on restrictions in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region


Restricted

Northern Regional Health Authority and Churchill: RESTRICTED

Additional restrictions will come into effect Monday, October 26, 2020.

Additional Information on restrictions in the Northern Region




Additional Response by Region

Additional Restrictions


CRITICAL

Ochekwi Sipi Personal Care Home, Fisher River Cree Nation: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes


Restricted

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED

Effective Monday, September 28, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. the Winnipeg Metropolitan area will be moved the RESTRICTED level. Learn More...

Additional measures will be put in place for schools in regions under the Restricted Level (Orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020. Learn More...

The City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall, Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements, RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul and the Village of Dunnottar.


Critical

Little Grand Rapids First Nation: CRITICAL

Public health orders that take effect on Friday, Oct. 9 at 12:01 a.m. 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.


 

Interlake Eastern


Learn more about the additional response by Interlake-Eastern.

Additional Restrictions


Restricted

Northern Region and Churchill: RESTRICTED

Effective Monday, October 26, 2020 the Northern Region and Churchill will be moved to the RESTRICTED level. Learn More...


Restricted

Schools in the Northern Region and Churchill: RESTRICTED

Additional measures will be put in place for schools in regions under the Restricted Level (Orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020. Learn More...


Critical

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. Learn More...


Critical

YWCA in Thompson: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.


Learn more about the additional response by Northern.

Northern

Additional Restrictions


Critical

Swan Valley Health Centre: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Additional precautions in place


Critical

Swan Valley Lodge Personal Care Home: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.
Additional Information on Protocols for Personal Care Homes

 

Learn more about the additional response by Prairie Mountain Health.

Prairie Mountain
 

Additional Restrictions


Restricted

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED

Effective Monday, September 28, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. the Winnipeg Metropolitan area will be moved the RESTRICTED level. Learn More...

Additional measures will be put in place for schools in regions under the Restricted Level (Orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020. Learn More...

The 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.


Restricted

Arborgate School, La Broquerie: RESTRICTED

Affected cohorts have been moved to remote learning.


Critical

Headingley Correctional Centre: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.


Critical

Agassiz Youth Centre: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared/Visitor restrictions in place.



Learn more about the additional response by Southern Health-Santé Sud.

Southern Health

Additional Restrictions


Restricted

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED

Effective Monday, September 28, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. the Winnipeg Metropolitan area will be moved the RESTRICTED level. Learn More...


Restricted

Schools in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED

Additional measures will be put in place for schools in regions under the Restricted Level (Orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020. Learn More...


Restricted

Northern Region and Churchill: RESTRICTED

Effective Monday, October 26, 2020 the Northern Region and Churchill will be moved to the RESTRICTED level. Learn More...


Critical

Patient Care Units B5, E5 and E6, St. Boniface Hospital: CRITICAL

Unit Closed to Admissions, Visitor Restrictions in Place, Enhanced Cleaning


Critical

All Licenced 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
  • Concordia Personal Care Home
  • Golden West Centennial Lodge
  • Heritage Lodge Personal Care Home
  • Holy Family Personal Care Home
  • Maples Long Term Care Home
  • Meadowood Manor Personal Care Home
  • Misericordia Place
  • Middlechurch Home
  • Parkview Place Long Term Care Home
  • St. Norbert Personal Care Home
  • Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre Personal Care Home

Restricted

Bird's Hill School: RESTRICTED

Affected cohorts have been moved to remote learning.


Critical

Metropolitan Kiwanis Courts: RESTRICTED

Cluster has been identified/Visitor restrictions in place


Critical

Patient Care Units 5N and 5S, Victoria General Hospital: CRITICAL

Units Closed to Admissions



Learn more about the additional response by Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Winnipeg

Manitoba



The Health Canada COVID Alert app is now available to Manitoba residents

The app provides digital COVID-19 exposure alerts once downloaded to a smart phone. The app is available at no cost in the Apple and Google Play app store.

For more information, visit www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html


Get Tested for COVID-19

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 visit a testing site as soon as possible.

If you have concerns about your symptoms, or are unsure whether you should be tested, call Health Links-Info Santé (204-788-8200 or toll free at 1-888-315-9257).

The Pandemic Response System

Manitoba's Pandemic Response provides detailed, easy-to-understand direction to residents and businesses at a provincial, regional, sector and facility level. Learn more about the system




Additional guidance at the Caution Level


All activities require two metres of physical distancing except for brief exchanges, where masks are used, or if non-permeable barriers (e.g., Plexiglas) are in place.

Public Health officials may place individual sectors, regions or facilities in an elevated response level. For more detailed guidance, including restrictions and recommendations for specific workplaces, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/guidelines.html.
 

  • Individuals identified as having COVID-19 or a close contact of someone with COVID-19 must immediately enter mandatory isolation/self-isolation (quarantine) until public health officials advise they can end isolation/self-isolation (quarantine).
  • Household members or close contacts of a person or persons with COVID-19 must immediately go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the last date of exposure and call Health Links--Info Santé (204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257) if they develop symptoms.

Indoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted.

  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people are permitted.
  • Larger group sizes will be allowed where distinct groups (cohorts) of 50 (indoors) or 100 (outdoors) can be separated to prevent contact with other groups.
  • For faith-based gatherings, powwows and other cultural and spiritual events, the site capacity will be a maximum of 30 per cent or 500 people, whichever is lower. Sub-groups or cohorts are not required.


  • Travel north of the 53rd parallel is not permitted. Some exemptions apply, including Manitobans who live in that region, employees of critical businesses, government officials and health care providers. For more information on other requirements and exemptions, read the public health order or see the additional restrictions.
  • Travel to communities that are not connected to the provincial highway system by a year-round all-weather road (remote communities) is not permitted. Some exemptions apply, including Manitobans who live in that region, employees of critical businesses, government officials and health care providers. For more information on other requirements and exemptions, read the public health order or see the additional restrictions.
  • Non-essential travel outside of Manitoba is strongly discouraged. Exceptions exist for certain critical needs like health care and transporting important goods and services.
  • Fourteen days of self-isolation is required people returning or coming to Manitoba from all jurisdictions except, western and northern Canada and northwest Ontario.
  • Individuals who travelled internationally or domestically (east of Terrace Bay, ON) must go into mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) for 14 days from the date of arrival to Manitoba. If individuals do not have symptoms, exceptions to mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) include:
    • persons transporting goods and materials into or out of the province;
    • rail, airline and transport crews;
    • health care providers;
    • persons providing vital services (i.e. police officers, emergency service personnel, corrections officers, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers and elected officials and their staffs);
    • persons who are essential to maintaining essential services;
    • persons travelling into Manitoba for emergency medical purposes;
    • persons travelling into Manitoba to facilitate shared parenting arrangements;
    • players, coaches, managers, training and technical staff and medical personnel employed by, or affiliated with, a professional sports team based in Manitoba;
    • cast, crew and other persons directly involved in a film production; and
    • people who have completed a period of isolation elsewhere in Canada and travel directly to Manitoba immediately after their isolation period ends.
  • Individuals who are exempted from mandatory self-isolation (quarantine) should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following their arrival to Manitoba. If symptoms develop, they should immediately isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Individuals can also connect with their workplace’s occupational safety and health unit.


Sector Based Guidance:


  • Facilities able to open with a maximum occupancy of 30 per cent of the site's capacity, including staff. Sub-groups or cohorts are not required.

  • Family child-care homes and child-care centres may be able to open and work toward safely increasing their operations to full regular licensing capacity while still meeting directives outlined by public health.
  • Child-care centres will have maximum group sizes/cohorts within indoor settings of up to 30 people, including children and staff. Cohorts are allowed as long as there is a physical barrier or if at least four metres of space is maintained when a non-permeable barrier is not possible.

  • Fitness clubs, gyms and training facilities, martial arts, gymnastic clubs, yoga studios and dance, theatre and music schools must remain at occupancy levels of 50 per cent or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is less.

  • Kindergarten to Grade 8 students and students with special learning needs will participate in in-class learning five days per week.
  • Students in grades 9 to 12 will be in class to the greatest extent possible. Remote learning for high school students may vary from school to school, depending on the ability to physically distance including in classrooms, hallways and other areas.

  • Facilities may open, at a capacity of 30 per cent of the site's capacity or 500 people, whichever is lower. Sub-groups or cohorts are not required.

  • Institutions may operate and may limit classroom size or offer online or remote learning to maintain physical distancing.

  • Businesses may fully operate within normal occupancy levels indoors and outdoors; however, there may not be self-service buffet services.
  • Measures must be put in place to ensure two-metre separation between tables and seating, or a temporary or permanent physical barrier.
  • Walk-up counter service is not generally permitted.

  • Retail businesses may be able to open. However, they must ensure that members of the public are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres, except for brief exchanges.