As of 12:01 am on Saturday, May 22, 2021, changes to public health orders restrict gatherings with anyone outside your household.
The new restrictions applies to all outdoor spaces including recreation spaces, playgrounds, golf courses, parks, campgrounds and sports fields.
The orders also direct that only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children, or someone who requires a caregiver.
“We are still seeing case numbers in our province that are far too high,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer. “I know it is tough for us all when we have to tighten restrictions, but everyone needs to understand that we are at a critical point with this virus. We are seeing more and more people in ICU, especially younger people. We need to lower these case numbers. This long weekend is not the time to gather with friends.”
The new orders will be in place until 12:01 am Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
“These additional measures are necessary right now, as Manitoba has seen some of its highest case counts ever in recent days,” said Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson . “I’m asking all Manitobans to follow the orders, as these additional measures are necessary to slow the spread of this virus, and protect our communities and our health-care system.”
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