#RestartMB Pandemic Response System

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.

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NEW Last updated: September 22, 2020

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent and 24 new cases of the virus have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today bringing the number of cases in Manitoba to 1,632.

The data shows:

  • two case in the Interlake-Eastern health region;
  • two cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud; and
  • 20 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The data also shows:

  • 380 active cases and 1,234 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
  • there are 8 people in hospital and two people in intensive care; and
  • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is 18.

Confirmed laboratory testing numbers show 1,205 tests were completed on Monday, bringing the total number of lab tests completed since early February to 167,203.


Case investigations continue and if a public health risk is identified, the public will be notified. As of today, there are 20 confirmed cases associated with the John Pritchard school cluster, however, investigations continue.

Public health officials have advised College Louis Riel school of a confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the school on Sept. 14. The school is working closely with public health officials and following their recommendations. Upon learning of this information, the school facility immediately closed off areas used by the infected person and did not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfection occurred. 

Close contacts have been identified and are self-isolating. No one else is required to self-isolate from this exposure at this time and the school remains open. The infection was not acquired at school. Based on the public health investigation, this exposure was assessed to be low risk.
Case investigations indicate two previously identified cases are linked to Maplewood Manor in Southern Health-Sante Sud. This information has been shared with families and staff. Close contacts are being identified and the case investigations are continuing.

While the risk is assessed to be low, Maplewood has initiated outbreak protocols in an abundance of caution. The assisted living facility has put additional measures in place to further reduce the risk to residents and staff, and are restricting visitation. The facility has moved to Critical (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Public health is advising of possible exposures to COVID-19 at the following sites on the dates and times listed below.

  • Lounge at The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, 115, Garry St. in Winnipeg on Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 3:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Winnipeg Transit, route #47 on Sept 12 and 13 from Mayfair Ave. and Queen Elizabeth Way at approximately 11:32 a.m. to Kildaire Ave. W and Kooteney Cr. at 12:10 p.m.
  • Winnipeg Transit, route #47 on Sept 12 and 13 from Plessis and Rosseau at approximately 9:45 p.m. to Mayfair Ave. and Queen Elizabeth Way at 10:20 p.m.

The Manitoba government is contracting with Dynacare to open and operate several COVID-19 specimen collection sites in Manitoba. Initially, it will provide an additional 1,400 tests a day, with the ability to increase to 2,600 more. The company is beginning to recruit staff to open a mobile collection site as early as Sept. 28 in Winnipeg. In addition, drive-thru sites will be opened in Winnipeg, Brandon, Winkler, Portage and Dauphin in the coming weeks. Additional information will be available as sites open.

The chief provincial public health officer strongly encourages residents of and visitors to Winnipeg to focus on these fundamentals to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

  • People must stay home if sick.
  • Wash/sanitize your hands, cover your cough and physically distance when you are with people outside your household.
  • If you cannot physically distance, you should wear a mask to help reduce your risk.
  • Reduce the number of close contacts outside your household, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces. 
Unless recommended by public health officials, only individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should go for testing. Individuals with symptoms are asked to seek testing as soon as possible once symptoms are present. Employers are asked to only send employees for testing if they have symptoms or if testing has been recommended by public health officials.


NEW September 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Bulletin #197