Manitoba Now Red/Critical

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Dr. Brent Roussin’s tougher COVID-19 measures for the entire province have taken effect.

These new red or critical restrictions under the Manitoba pandemic response system come a day after the most deadly day of the pandemic. Nine people died from coronavirus yesterday and there are now 5,676 active cases.

Here’s what red/critical means:

  • Social contacts must be reduced to your household only. Social gatherings are not permitted, and gatherings of more than 5 people from outside a single household will be subject to fines.
  • Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.
  • Retail businesses listed as critical services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, can remain open at 25 per cent capacity.
  • Retail businesses not on the list are able to provide e-service, curbside pickup or delivery services.
  • All personal service businesses, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services, must close.
  • Gyms and fitness centres must close.
  • Religious and cultural gatherings must close or be provided virtually only.
  • Restaurants must close to the public and may be open for delivery, drive-thru or takeout only.
  • All recreational activities, sports facilities, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls must close.