Restoring Safe Services Together: Manitoba's Phased Approach

Restoring Safe Services
 


Restoring Safe Services Together: Manitoba's Phased Approach

Steps taken in the first phase of Manitoba's response to COVID-19 pandemic were made in reaction to the public health emergency. This included introducing increasingly restrictive measures to reduce the spread of the disease. We are now in a position to ease some restrictions and support economic recovery by taking measures to restore some services. Going forward, we will make evidence-based decisions to ease public health measures and introduce processes and services that address our new normal.

As more information becomes available and data on the current situation in Manitoba is analyzed, some measures may need to be reintroduced or new restrictions implemented to reduce any further spread of the virus. The timing and order of any actions taken may change throughout the process, based on modelling, testing, public health surveillance and public health advice. Each phase will require a period of a minimum three to four weeks to observe the results of the previous phase, and to make determinations about acceptable next steps.



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Initial Pandemic Response - January 17 - May 3

Critical public health measures have been introduced, elective surgeries have been post-postponed, diagnostics screening was paused and non-essential businesses were closed, among other public health measures:


Additional information on the Initial Pandemic Reponse




Restoring Services (Phase One) - Beginning May 4

Critical public health measures and current travel restrictions will remain. This includes mandatory self-isolation upon one's return to Manitoba and limits on travel to the north. Priority elective surgeries have been restarted, diagnostics screening will resume and some non-essential businesses will be reopened:

If results during or at the end of phase one or any future phases are not favourable, the province will not proceed with further easing of secondary public health measures and may reintroduce others. If disease activity remains low, we will give serious consideration in mid-May to reducing the restrictions on group size.


Additional information on Restoring Services (Phase One)




Restoring Services (Phase Two) - Beginning no earlier than June 1

Critical public health measures and travel restrictions will remain. This includes mandatory self-isolation upon one's return to Manitoba and limits on travel to the north. Any changes made in this phase will depend on the evaluation of the previous phase. This may include:


Additional information on Restoring Services (Phase Two)




Future Phases

Public health measures may be further eased based on ongoing public health data and surveillance. Physical distancing measures will remain in place. Travel restrictions may be eased, depending on public health data and surveillance. Specific considerations are included relating to:


Additional information on Future Phases




Restoring Safe Services Together: Roadmap

This roadmap highlights critical public health measures that will be in place for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and identifies the criteria for easing secondary public health measures. It provides recommendations on how to operationalize and implement mitigation strategies, outlines the initial measures that can be eased, and sets out options for future changes.


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Restoring Safe Services Together: The Roadmap (pdf)




Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

Information has been developed to support businesses permitted to operate as per Manitoba's Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, while reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among employees, volunteers and patrons. This document provides overarching advice applicable to all businesses.


Workplace Guidance for Business Owners (pdf)