New Public Health Restrictions Protect Manitobans Against Third Wave


As Numbers Are on the Rise, Province Implements Stricter Orders to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The following additional public health order restrictions will be in effect on Tuesday, April 20 at 12:01 a.m.:
• all households may only have two designated visitors indoors;
• outdoor gatherings on public and private property limited to a maximum of 10 people including household members;
• faith-based gatherings limited to 25 per cent capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower, with indoor masks orders in place except while household groups are seated at a service, are appropriately distanced from other groups and are not singing; and
• weddings and funerals reduced to 10 people, in addition to an officiant and photographer.

The following additional public health order restriction will be in effect on Wednesday, April 21 at 12:01 a.m.:
• Retail stores must be limited to one-third the capacity of the store or up to 333 patrons, whichever is lower and malls will be limited to 33 per cent of the facility’s capacity.

Changes to the orders are in effect until Wednesday, May 12.

Additionally the province announced a new rapid testing partnership with Manitoba businesses and the critical services sector to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and community through early, asymptomatic testing. As well, Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force is expanding the eligibility criteria for the Astra-Zeneca vaccine to all people age 40 and up, rather than keeping it restricted to older Manitobans only.

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