Social gatherings banned, non-critical businesses closed as all of Man…
Social gatherings banned, non-critical businesses closed as all of Manitoba moves to red alert level
Starting Thursday(November, 12. 2020, Manitobans are banned from socializing with people outside their own household, as the province moves into the red — or critical — level of its pandemic response system.
The move includes a ban on faith-based gatherings, and masked-up gym work outs. Playing team sports or going to the salon or movies will also be out of the question. Non-essential retail shops will be closed but may do delivery and pickup. The same goes for restaurants.
Schools and child-care centres will stay open because, despite hundreds of cases, there have been only a small number of confirmed transmission events or outbreaks in the K-12 system, said Roussin.
This "short, sharp set of restrictions" could last up to four weeks, said Roussin, and the move comes on the heels of a series of gradual measures this fall that have failed to stem the spread.
Gyms, churches, many retail shops to close to help stem spread of COVID-19, alleviate pressure on health care.
CBC News · Posted: Nov 10, 2020 9:42 AM CT