With the growing number of cases in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, the province has introduced targeted measures under the Restricted (orange) level of the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to reduce community spread of the virus by reducing close, prolonged contact between people.
New COVID-19 public health orders were issued for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region by the chief provincial public health officer today. These orders come into effect at 11 p.m. tonight and remain in effect until 11 p.m. on Nov. 2. These orders replace the orders issued on Oct. 7.
Under the new orders:
• The maximum size of gatherings is reduced to five people. Gatherings involving more than five people may take place under certain conditions.
• 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 and 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.
Following further review, facilities licensed as beverage rooms under the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Act have not been closed under the order. All other requirements for licensed premises will still apply.
The new orders can be found at https://manitoba.ca/asset_