update - Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED October 19, 2020
Winnipeg Metropolitan Region: RESTRICTED
Effective 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020
New COVID-19 public health orders were issued for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region by the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer on October 19, 2020. These orders come into effect at 11 p.m. on October 19, 2020 and remain in effect until 11 p.m. on November 2, 2020. These orders replace the orders issued on October 7, 2020. Under the new orders:
The maximum size of gatherings is reduced to five people. This applies to ceremonies such as weddings and funerals and social events like banquets and receptions, as well as informal gatherings such as dinners and house parties.
Gatherings involving more than five persons may take place if
(a) the number of persons attending does not exceed 30 per cent of the usual capacity of the place or premises where the gathering is held;
(b) the place or premises where the gathering is held is physically divided into separate areas which contain no more than five persons each; and
(c) persons in each area are prevented from coming into close proximity with persons in another area during the gathering as well as when entering or leaving.
Casinos and bingo halls must close.
Entertainment facilities with a license under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act that requires the licensee to present live entertainment must close to members of the public, with the exception of providing food for take-out or delivery. Other licensed businesses must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
The maximum occupancy of retail businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
The maximum occupancy of restaurants is limited to 50 per cent of their usual capacity.
The maximum occupancy of personal service businesses is limited to 50 per cent of their usual occupancy or one person for each 10 square metres of the premises that is open to the public, whichever is less.
Operators of a restaurant or licensed premises, theatre, museum, gallery, library, personal service business, concert hall, or fitness facility are required to keep contact information for members of the public attending their premises and maintain those records for 21 days to support contract tracing. For further information on the businesses that are subject to this requirement, please see the orders.
Individuals in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region must also:
Wear a mask in all indoor public places.
Stay home when sick.
Practice social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and cough etiquette.
Follow public health guidance on travel and self-isolation.
Vulnerable people, such as seniors, are encouraged to exercise additional caution.
Previous provisions in place for all other sectors, not listed above, in this region remain in place. Further direction or additional restrictions may put in place by public health at any time.
The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region includes the City of Winnipeg and the following rural municipalities in other health regions:
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority: City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall, Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood, RM of Springfield, RM of St. Andrews, RM of St. Clements (including Birds Hill Provincial Park), RM of West St. Paul, RM of East St. Paul and the Village of Dunnottar.
Southern Health - Santé Sud -Rural Municipality (RM) of Cartier, RM of Headingley, RM of Macdonald, RM of Ritchot, RM of St. François Xavier, RM of Taché and the Town of Niverville.
The rest of Manitoba remains in the Caution (yellow) level. Public health officials may place the province or other regions or facilities in an elevated response level at any time.
Additional Information on the Public Health Orders for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.
Public Health Orders Mandatory Mask Use
Public Health Orders for Licensed Premises
Additional Restrictions for Schools in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region