Pandemic Response System


Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

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Provincial Response Level: CRITICAL

On Thursday, November 12, the province of Manitoba moved to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba's most vulnerable citizens.

Changes to existing Public Health Orders will take effect Friday, March 5, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until 12:01 a.m. on March 26, 2021.

For information on province-wide restrictions at the Critical Level, see:

The following province-wide public health orders are in effect:

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


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.


Personal Care Homes in Winnipeg at CRITICAL

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

  • Actionmarguerite St. Boniface
  • Actionmarguerite St. Joseph
  • Concordia Place personal care home
  • Holy Family Personal Care Home
  • Riverview Health Centre
  • Poseidon Care Centre


Health Science Centre GA5: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Rady Jewish Community Centre Early Learning Centre (Grosvenor): CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.


Seven Oaks General Hospital units 3U1-3 and 3U 4-7: CRITICAL

Outbreak declared.

Additional Information on the Public Health Orders for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

Additional Restrictions for Schools in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region

In addition, the following measures will be put in place for schools in regions under the Restricted Level (Orange), effective Oct. 26, 2020:

  • K-8 students may be offered temporary remote learning for the duration of the Restricted level (orange) to create additional space, where required.
  • Blended learning (in-class and online) for grades 9 to 12 where distancing cannot be achieved will continue as per status quo.
  • Schools must ensure two meters of physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, and adjust classroom space as necessary; excess furniture must be removed from classrooms to create additional space; other spaces within schools must be repurposed to accommodate more distancing (e.g., multipurpose rooms, empty rooms, shared spaces, common areas, and libraries).
  • Extracurricular activities are only permitted if all learning and distancing requirements have been met. If these activities continue, established guidelines must be followed and, in the case of sports, participants should maintain distance when not active.
  • Teachers and staff who move across cohorts of students, including substitute teachers, are required to wear medical masks. Medical-grade disposable masks have been issued to all schools. N95 masks are not required.
  • Indoor choir and the use of wind instruments are not permitted.
  • All field trips must be postponed or cancelled.
  • All other public health measures are still in effect.

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.

Fact Sheet on Self-monitoring and Possible Public Exposures to COVID-19 (pdf)

Other Exposures

Location Dates/Times
Winnipeg Transit Route #25 February 26, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.
Winnipeg transit route #25 from Portage Ave. and Spence St. to Hamilton Ave. and Chapman Rd.
Winnipeg Transit Routes #21 and #22 February 24 and 25, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.
Winnipeg transit route #21/22 from Lumsden Ave. and Kay Cres. to Portage Ave. and Spence St.


Possible public exposures are identified through case investigations conducted by public health officials. Members of the public are encourage to follow the fundamentals.

School Exposures

For current schools exposures in Manitoba visit: COVID-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases and School Staff Cases in Manitoba

Past Exposures:

Additional Resources

Customer Log:

Customer Log for Businesses, Restaurants and Licensed Premises (pdf)

Under current public health orders, businesses are being asked to collect information to help public health officials track the transmission of COVID-19 and alert those who may have been exposed to keep Manitobans safe and reduce the spread as much as possible.

For businesses: all information on the form below must be collected from patrons if your business is a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall, or fitness facility.

In the case of a restaurant or licensed premises, contact information must be collected from at least one person in each party.  In the case of a theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall or fitness facility, contact information must be collected from each person who attends the premises.  If a business has a procedure in place for members to electronically record when they attend the facility, such a record can be used to satisfy the requirements of the orders.

The information must be securely retained for 21 days, after which it must be securely destroyed.   Staff collecting the information should fill out the document themselves, should never ask patrons to fill it out, should never leave the document unattended and should store it securely after-hours. The information collected should only be used by Manitoba public health officials. 

For the public: when you visit a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall,  or fitness facility, you must provide your contact information in order for Manitoba public health officials to alert you in the event you have been exposed to COVID-19 while visiting that facility. Your information will be securely kept by the business, will only be available to Manitoba public health officials, and will never be used for any purpose other than assisting with COVID-19 contact tracing.


Winnipeg Metropolitan Region Critical Level Poster:

Mask Use in Public Spaces

Mask Use in Restricted/Private Spaces