Manitoba announces stricter public health orders

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government announced stricter public health orders in regards to gatherings, workplaces, and retail.

Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced the new restrictions at a news conference on Thursday, noting the restrictions will remain in place until June 12.

Under the new orders:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings with people outside your household are not allowed. This applies to all recreation spaces, including playgrounds, golf courses, parks, and sports fields;
  • Employers are required to allow employees to work from home as much as possible;
  • Retail businesses must operate at a 10 per cent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer. Only one person per household will be allowed into a business, with certain exceptions, such as single parents with kids or someone who needs a caregiver;
  • Increased requirements for malls to manage capacity and access in order to eliminate gatherings and ensure compliance with shopping; and
  • Many businesses will stay closed for in-person service, such as gyms, fitness clubs, restaurants, bars, personal service businesses, museums, galleries, and libraries.

The province noted that indoor public gatherings aren’t allowed and visitors are not allowed on private property.

This is a developing story. More details to come. 

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