Manitoba announced a new plan that will guide the province as it begins plans to reopen with fewer restrictions.
The “4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Path” sets out conditions that must be met as vaccination levels increase over the summer before fewer restrictions are implemented.
“Our ‘4-3-2-One Great Summer’ Reopening Path rewards Manitobans with greater freedoms and fewer restrictions on our lives and economy as more and more of us get vaccinated,” said Premier Brian Pallister
Under the plan if 70 per cent of Manitobans have their first dose of vaccine and 25 percent have their second by Canada Day then businesses and services can open at 25 per cent capacity or possibly even greater levels.
By August long weekend if 75 per cent have their first vaccine and 50 per cent have their second then businesses and services can open at 50 per cent capacity or possibly even greater levels.
If 80 per cent of Manitobans are vaccinated and 75 per cent have had their second dose by Labour Day then the province will allow business and services can reopen with limited restrictions.
Pallister said ““There are two ways to reopen safely – getting vaccinated as soon as you are able and continuing to follow the public health orders.”
“This reopening path aligns with public health advice on phasing out restrictions as more Manitobans get vaccinated,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer. “This path to reopen businesses, services and facilities and our ability to gather with each other relies on Manitobans getting that second dose while continuing to follow the public health orders, and I encourage everyone to book their first and second doses as soon as possible.”
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