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COVID-19 BULLETINS   virus


Link to Government of Manitoba website    www.manitoba.ca/covid19


July  3, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #123


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals are in hospital or intensive care, 

• 16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 641 laboratory tests were performed yesterday, bringing the total number performed since early February to 64,968. 

     

    Updated case information is now available about travel by an individual previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29. The individual was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 19, not on June 18 as previously reported. Affected rows on that flight are rows 19 to 25. 

     

    In addition, people in rows 31 to 37 on flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure.  

     

    Individuals in affected rows are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on this flight, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms. If symptoms develop, people should self-isolate and get tested. 

     

    While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing.

     

    Follow www.twitter.com/MBGovor www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernmenton the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.
     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


July  2, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #122


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 325.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals are in hospital or intensive care, 

• 16 active cases and 302 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 503 laboratory tests were performed on Tuesday and 512 tests on Wednesday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 64,329. 

     

    One of the individuals previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29 was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, on Air Canada flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and on Air Canada flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23.

     

    Updated information based on the case investigation is now available. People in rows 19 to 25 on flight AC 295 and rows 24 to 30 on flight AC 259 are considered a close contact and are at risk of exposure. These individuals are advised to self-isolate for 14 days following the flight and monitor for symptoms. Passengers on these flights, but not in the affected seats, should self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they develop.

     

    Information about affected rows for flight AC 122 are being confirmed and will be updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available. 

     

    While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop. Visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19/ to use the online screening tool, or call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) for health guidance on how to seek testing. 

     

    The COVID-19 testing site at 1284 Main St. will be closed at noon today for the remainder of the day due to a malfunction with the site’s air conditioning, which could make the site unsafe for staff. Winnipeggers who require testing for COVID-19 today are requested to attend the testing site at St. James Centennial Pool at 644 Parkdale St. as staff from the Main Street location will be redeployed there to accommodate any increased volumes of clients.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 30, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #121


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 325.

     

    Today’s case is a woman in her 20s from the Winnipeg health region. The case investigation is ongoing and any additional information will be updated as required at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/updates/index.html#cases.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals are in hospital or intensive care,

• 18 active cases and 300 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 253 laboratory tests were performed on Monday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 63,309. 

     

    One of the individuals previously announced as a positive COVID-19 case on June 29 was a passenger on Air Canada flight AC 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver on June 18, on Air Canada flight AC 122 from Vancouver to Toronto on June 21 and on Air Canada flight AC 259 from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23.

     

    People in rows 19 to 15 on flight AC 295 and rows 34 to 40 on flight AC 259 should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if they develop symptoms. While public health assesses the risk to others as low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop.

     

    Information about affected rows for flight AC 122 are being confirmed and will be updated on the website at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/flights.html when available. 

     

    Tomorrow is Canada Day, and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practise social distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping. Stay home if you feel sick, practise good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID Careful’ and reduce stops.

     

    Updated information on COVID-19 testing hours for Canada Day is available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html/. Outside Winnipeg, people experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on the holiday are encouraged to visit their nearest urgent care centre or emergency department for testing. If symptoms are mild, they also have the option of self-isolating until community sites in their health region reopen the following day.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


June 29, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #120


    Public health officials advise four cases were identified on Saturday, no cases were identified on Sunday and two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 324.

     

    Saturday’s cases were two men in their 30s and one man in his 40s from the Winnipeg health region, and one man in his 30s from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region. Today’s cases are a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s, both from the Winnipeg health region.

     

    Preliminary information shows that most of these cases are related to travel or are close contacts of previously identified cases. Information will be updated as investigations are ongoing.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• 17 active cases and 300 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 789 laboratory tests were performed on Friday, with 1,021 on Saturday and 471 on Sunday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 63,056. 

     

    Canada Day is on Wednesday, and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practise physical distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping.  Stay home if you feel sick, practise good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID Careful’ and reduce stops.

     

    Updated information on COVID-19 testing hours for Canada Day is available at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html/. Outside Winnipeg, people experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 on the holiday are encouraged to visit their nearest urgent care or emergency department for testing. If symptoms are mild, they also have the option of self-isolating until community sites in their health regions reopen the following day.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


June 26, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #119


Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 318.

 

Today’s cases are a man in his 30s (travel related) and a woman in her 50s (close contact of a previously identified case), both from the Winnipeg region. Information may change as the investigation is ongoing. 

 

The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• 11 active cases and 300 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

 

An additional 1,412 laboratory tests were performed on Wednesday (477) and yesterday (935). This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 60,775. 

 

New public health orders were issued today. These orders:

• remove restrictions on travel to northern Manitoba and remote communities;

• remove the requirement for people coming to Manitoba to work on film productions to self-isolate for 14 days before entering the province;

• clarify the only sports teams exempt from self-isolation requirements are professional sports teams from Manitoba and remove the requirement for Manitoba sports teams to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to Manitoba; and

• permit individuals who are self-isolating under federal or provincial health orders to visit a family member or friend who has a life-threatening disease in a health-care facility, if the facility permits them to do so and they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

 

To view the orders, go to www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. In addition, anyone travelling to northern Manitoba should continue to respect restrictions that have been put in place by local communities and First Nations.

 

The COVID-19 community drive-thru site in Selkirk located at 622 Superior Ave. is now open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a full listing of site locations and hours of operation, go online to www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

 

Canada Day is next week and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practise physical distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping. Stay home if you feel sick, practice good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID Careful’ and reduce stops.

 

Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

 

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

 

Due to staff schedules, there will be no public health news conferences next week. Media inquiries only can be directed to 204-945-3765.  


June 25, 2020

COVID-19 BULLETIN #118


Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 316.

 

Today’s case is a man in his 40s from the Southern Health – Santé Sud health region. Information may change as the investigation is ongoing. 

 

The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• 15 active cases and 294 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

 

Nearly 400 tests were performed yesterday. However, the data is still being reviewed and confirmed. Updated testing data will be available tomorrow.

 

Canada Day is next week and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practise social distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping.  Stay home if you feel sick, practise good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be “COVID Careful’ and reduce stops. 

 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

 

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #117


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 315.

     

    Today’s case is a male in his 30s from the Winnipeg region. The investigation is ongoing and information is subject to change. 

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care, 

• 15 active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 715 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 59,357. 

     

    Canada Day is next week and Manitobans are reminded to continue to practise physical distancing and follow public health guidelines for gatherings whether at home, the cottage or camping.  Stay home if you feel sick, practise good hand hygiene and cover your cough. If you are travelling, remember to be ‘COVID Careful’ and reduce stops while travelling. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


June 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #116


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains 314.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• 14 active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 581 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 58,801. 

     

    The Manitoba government is asking for feedback on conceptual designs for personal care home shelters. The shelters will be outside, but close to personal care homes year-round. They must be accessible, protected from the elements, easily cleaned and provide a space for quality connections. Feedback can be provided at http://EngageMB.ca.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are now posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


June 22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #115


    Public health officials advise two new cases were identified over the weekend and one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 314.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care, 

• 14 active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 1,951 laboratory tests were performed between June 19 and June 21 (Friday – 733, Saturday – 850 and Sunday – 368). This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 58,221. 

     

    While COVID-19 activity remains very low in the province, personal care homes (PCH) will soon begin permitting limited indoor visits for designated visitors. The indoor visits, to be approved by individual PCH care teams, will enable each resident to identify a short list of individuals who may visit during allotted times. 

     

    These scheduled visits will be a limited supplement to outdoor and virtual visits, which will continue, and are not a return to normal. Visits must be scheduled, and visitors will be screened upon arrival for symptoms and history of travel or exposure to COVID-19. Visitors must maintain physical distancing throughout their visit. Individuals will also be requested to bring and wear a non-medical mask for the duration of their time inside the facility.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #114


    Public health officials advise there were two additional cases of COVID-19 identified later today. 

     

    Today’s cases are a male and a female, both in their 50s, from the Southern Health – Santé Sud Health Region.

     

    One of the new individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case today attended JT’s Store and Diner (40 Penner Dr.) in Blumenort on June 10 at approximately 6 p.m. The individual was symptomatic at the time. Public health is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop.

     

    Manitobans are reminded to stay home if you feel ill, even if you are only feeling a little unwell. 

     

    Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #113


    Public health officials advise there is one new case of COVID-19 identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 309. 

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• nine active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 626 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 56,317. 

     

    The hours of operation at the Thunderbird House COVID-19 testing site have changed. The site is now open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, it will be closed Monday, June 22 for National Indigenous Peoples Day. For information on testing sites visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html.

     

    Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 18, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #112


    Public health officials advise there are two new cases of COVID-19 identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 308. 

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care, 

• eight active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 828 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 55,743. 

     

    One of the individuals announced as a positive COVID-19 case today attended the Home Depot on Bishop Grandin Boulevard on June 12 and attended the Kenaston Boulevard Walmart on June 13. The individual was not symptomatic at the time. While public health asses the risk to others in those locations as very low, it is sharing this information to ensure people are aware and know to seek testing if symptoms develop.

     

    Thunderbird House will no longer operate COVID-19 testing sites on the weekend. Operating hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For updated information on testing sites visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/locations.html.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 17, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #111


    Public health officials advise there are two new cases of COVID-19 identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 306.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• six active cases and 293 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 575 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 55,097. 

     

    The Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery Phase Three plan that will go into force June 21 is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #110


    Public health officials advise there are no new cases of COVID-19 identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 304.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care,

• five active cases and 292 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 234 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 54,614. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #109


    Public health officials advise three new cases were identified over the weekend, and no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 304.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care, 

• five active cases and 292 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 2,125 laboratory tests were performed between June 12 and June 14. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 54,381. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 12, 2020                 

COVID-19  BULLETIN #108


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 301.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care, 

• five active cases and 289 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19, and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 795 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 52,255. 

     

    Follow www.twitter.com/MBGov or www.facebook.com/ManitobaGovernment on the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated on Monday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 11, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #107


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 300.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• seven active cases and 286 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 735 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 51,460. 

     

    The Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery draft Phase Three plan is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June 10, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #106


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 300.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• eight active cases and 285 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 641 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 50,726. 

     

    Changes at community testing sites in Winnipeg come into effect today. Locations at the MPI Service Centre drive-thru in north Winnipeg at 1284 Main St. and the St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Thunderbird House site will be open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locations at Sgt. Tommy Prince Place and the MPI Service Centre near Bison Drive permanently closed yesterday.

     

    For a full list of locations and hours of operations throughout the province, go to:

www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html#list

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June  9, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #105


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 300.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• eight active cases and 285 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    An additional 497 laboratory tests were performed yesterday. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 50,088. 

     

    Changes at community testing sites in Winnipeg come into effect on Wednesday. Locations at the MPI Service Centre drive-thru in north Winnipeg at 1284 Main St. and St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool and Fitness Centre will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while the Thunderbird House site will be open Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locations at Sgt. Tommy Prince Place and the MPI Service Centre near Bison Drive will be permanently closed at 5 p.m. today.

     

    For a full list of locations and hours of operations throughout the province, go to:

www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html#list

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June  8, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #104


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 300.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• nine active cases and 284 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 2,217 laboratory tests were performed between June 5 and June 7. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 49,591. 

     

    For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June  5, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #103


    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 300.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• nine active cases and 284 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 671 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 47,372. 

     

    Changes to the hours of operation at community testing sites in Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach and Winkler, as well as at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg, come into effect this weekend. Due to low patient volumes, these sites are now closed on Sundays. For a full listing of site locations throughout the province and hours of operation, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

     

    Follow the Manitoba government at www.twitter.com/MBGov on the weekend for updated case numbers. Complete data from the weekend will be updated Monday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at www.manitoba.ca/COVID19 and in the media bulletin. 

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June  4, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #102


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 298.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• seven active cases and 284 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 899 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 46,701. 

     

    Today, beach safety officers return to patrol the beaches in Birds Hill, Winnipeg Beach and Grand Beach provincial parks. As the weather heats up and more people venture out to beaches and parks, visitors are reminded to know their limits and to supervise and keep children within arms’ reach at all times. Due to COVID-19, the province’s life-jacket loaner program will not be operating at this time so individuals should bring their own life jackets/personal flotation devices if they are a non-swimmer. 

     

    Standard physical distancing practices should be followed, including two metres or six feet of separation from other beach users outside your family group, and four metres or 12 feet of separation between each group’s towels and blankets on the beach to allow for foot traffic to and from the water. More information on guidelines for Manitoba beaches can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/parks/provincial-park-beaches/index.html.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html


June  2, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #100


    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 297.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 12 active cases and 278 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 406 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 45,099. 

     

    The province has worked with the Manitoba Trucking Association to develop information for truck drivers about asymptomatic testing. More details can be found at: www.manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/restoring-asymptomatic-testing-for-truck-drivers.pdf.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


June  1, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #99


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 295.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 10 active cases and 278 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 806 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 44,692. 

     

    As of today, the province is entering Phase Two of the Restoring Safe Services plan. More information, including workplace guidance for businesses, can be found at:

www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 31, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #98


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 295.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 10 active cases and 278 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 874 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 43,886. 

     

    On Monday, June 1, Manitoba will enter Phase Two of the Restoring Safe Services plan. More information, including workplace guidance for businesses, can be found at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 30, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #97


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 294.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• nine active cases and 278 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 704 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 43,008. 

     

    On Monday, June 1, Manitoba will enter Phase Two of the Restoring Safe Services plan. More information, including workplace guidance for businesses, can be found at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 29, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #96


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 294.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 14 active cases and 273 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 1,115 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 42,306. 

     

    On Monday, June 1, Manitoba will enter Phase Two of the Restoring Safe Services plan. More information, including workplace guidance for businesses can be found at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 28, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #95


    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 294.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 14 active cases and 273 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 725 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 41,191. 

     

    On Monday, June 1, Manitoba will enter Phase Two of the Restoring Safe Services plan. More information, including workplace guidance for businesses, can be found at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #94


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 292.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 14 active cases and 271 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 1,145 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 40,466. 

     

    Earlier today, it was announced that effective Monday, June 1, Manitoba will enter Phase Two of the Restoring Safe Services plan. More information, including workplace guidance for businesses, can be found at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     

     


May 26, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #93


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 292.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 16 active cases and 269 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 359 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 39,321. 

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    The draft plan for restoring services in Phase Two released May 21 builds on measures from Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, which set out an evidence-based plan to ease public health measures that had escalated since mid-January. As of May 22, gathering size limits were increased to 25 people indoor and 50 outdoor, while professional sports teams were allowed to return to their training facilities, as long as precautions were taken and the public is not allowed into those facilities.

     

    Detailed information on the draft plan for Phase Two of service restoration can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

     

    Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    Updated enforcement statistics are now posted online and updated weekly. For more information go to Cross-Departmental Reports at www.gov.mb.ca/openmb/infomb/departments.html.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 25, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #92


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 292.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 17 active cases and 268 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 343 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 38,962. 

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    The draft plan for restoring services in Phase Two released May 21 builds on measures from Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery, which set out an evidence-based plan to ease public health measures that had escalated since mid-January. As of May 22, gathering size limits were increased to 25 people indoor and 50 outdoor, while professional sports teams were allowed to return to their training facilities, as long as precautions were taken and the public is not allowed into those facilities.

     

    Detailed information on the draft plan for Phase Two of service restoration can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html.

     

    Manitobans can provide their feedback on the draft plan by visiting https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 24, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #91

 

                       

   Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 292.

    

   The data also shows:

   • no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

   • 17active cases and 268 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

   • the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

    

   As of yesterday, an additional 729 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 38,599. 

    

   For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

    

   Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recoveryis available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

    

   A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

   https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

    


May 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #90


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 292.

     

    The data also shows:

• no individuals in hospital or intensive care; 

• 17 active cases and 268 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 598 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 37,870. 

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recoveryis available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #89


    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 292.

The data also shows:
• one individual is currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 18 active cases and 267 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 873 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 37,272.

Effective today, public health orders have been modified to increase the limit on gathering size to no more than 25 people for indoor premises and 50 for outdoor areas, providing social distancing measures are in place. In addition, players, coaches, managers, training staff and medical personnel employed by or affiliated with a professional sports team may attend the team's facilities for the purposes of training and practicing, provided that no members of the public are permitted to enter those facilities.

Understanding the patterns and trends of COVID-19 transmission is an important component of Manitoba’s reopening strategy and will inform the gradual lifting of public health restrictions and other elements of the province’s COVID-19 response. Manitoba has developed several options for sentinel testing including introducing voluntary asymptomatic testing for clients in a number of health-care settings to further monitor the presence of COVID-19 in the province.

Manitobans who present for non-COVID-19 related care may be offered the testing as part of sentinel surveillance. Testing for COVID-19 is still not recommended for Manitobans who do not have symptoms associated with the virus. People without symptoms should not seek out testing at this time.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
     

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 21, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #88


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

The data also shows:
• one individual is currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 18 active cases and 265 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 582 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 36,402.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #87


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

The data also shows:
• one individual is currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 23 active cases and 260 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 245 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 35,820.

The significant efforts taken by Manitobans to reduce the spread of COVID-19 continue to have the desired effect and portions of the Phase 2 reopening plan can now be implemented. As of Friday, May 22 public health orders will be modified to increase the limit on gathering size to no more than 25 people for indoor premises and 50 for outdoor areas, providing social distancing measures are in place. Other changes such as an expansion of the types of businesses that can reopen are being discussed and more details will be announced once those decisions are made.

In addition, work is underway to allow limited, outdoor visitation at personal care homes. Individual facilities are putting procedures in place and will be contacting families directly to provide details including the start date, locations and hours for visitation. Facilities are expected to have this in place by Friday, May 29. This is not a return to normal but does provide a balance between ensuring the health of residents while retaining access to social connections. Enhanced screening will occur upon arrival along with hand hygiene and physical distancing. A maximum of two visitors will be allowed at a time. Indoor visits will remain suspended for now, except for compassionate reasons.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.



May 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #86


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

The data also shows:
• one individual is currently hospitalized, with none in intensive care;
• 26 active cases and 257 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 379 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 35,578.

Manitobans experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links–Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested.

A new community testing site in Winnipeg opened this morning at Thunderbird House, 715 Main St. The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is Winnipeg’s fifth community testing site and Manitoba’s 17th location.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 18, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #85


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

     

    The data also shows:

• one individual is currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care; 

• 26 active cases and 257 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 487 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 35,200. 

     

    It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. If you travel for camping or to the cottage, you are reminded to take steps to maintain social distancing.

     

    Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas north of the 53rd parallel, including campgrounds, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg. 

     

    Manitobans experiencing COVID-19 symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links–Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested. 

     

    For Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic in Winnipeg will be open, as will the Bison Drive drive-thru site. Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open. All other locations throughout the province will be closed today and reopen tomorrow.

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recoveryis available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the public health orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 17, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #84


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 289.

     

    The data also shows:

• two individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care; 

• 25 active cases and 257 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 762 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 34,715. 

     

    It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. If you travel for camping or to the cottage, you are reminded to take steps to maintain social distancing.

     

    Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas north of the 53rd parallel, including campgrounds, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg. 

     

    Manitobans experiencing COVID-19 symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links–Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested. 

     

    Many community testing sites remain open as regularly scheduled for Sunday. For Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic in Winnipeg will be open, as will the Bison Drive drive-thru site. Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open. All other locations throughout the province will be closed on Monday and reopen on Tuesday.

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the public health orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 16, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #83


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 289.

     

    The data also shows:

• two individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care; 

• 25 active cases and 257 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 908 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 33,953. 

     

    It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only. If you travel for camping or to the cottage, you are reminded to take steps to maintain social distancing. With the long weekend here, Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas, including campgrounds, north of the 53rd parallel, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg. 

     

    Manitobans experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links-Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested. 

     

    Many community testing sites remain open as regularly scheduled this Saturday and Sunday. For Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic in Winnipeg will be open, as will the Bison Drive drive-thru site. Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open. All other locations throughout the province will be closed on Monday and reopen on Tuesday.

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recoveryis available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #82


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 289.

The data also shows:
• three individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
• 28 active cases and 254 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 814 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 33,045.

It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only. With the long weekend approaching, Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas, including campgrounds, north of the 53rd parallel, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg.

Manitobans experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links-Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested. Many community testing sites remain open as regularly scheduled this Saturday and Sunday. For Victoria Day, the Sargent Tommy Prince Place testing site and assessment clinic in Winnipeg will be open, as will the Bison Drive drive-thru site. Testing locations in Winkler and Selkirk will also be open. All other locations throughout the province will be closed on Monday and reopen on Tuesday.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.
     


May 14, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #81


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, one case that had been considered probable has been ruled as negative, so the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 289.

The data also shows:
• four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
• 30 active cases and 252 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 306 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 32,244.

The probable case that has been removed is one related to the workplace cluster in the Prairie Mountain Health region, which means the total cases in that cluster is reduced to 10.

It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. The request to stay home as much as possible is still in place at this time. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only. With the long weekend approaching, Manitobans are reminded that travel is not permitted from southern Manitoba to areas, including campgrounds, north of the 53rd parallel, which is essentially anywhere north of the northern end of Lake Winnipeg.

Manitobans experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms no longer require a referral from Health Links-Info Santé or their family physician before heading to a community site for COVID-19 testing. Anyone with symptoms is still encouraged to use the online screening tool to determine whether they meet the necessary criteria to be tested.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 13, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #80


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

The data also shows:
• four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
• 32 active cases and 251 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 527 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 31,946.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 12, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #79


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

The data also shows:
• four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
• 32 active cases and 251 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 418 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 31,440.

The additional case is related to the workplace cluster in the Prairie Mountain Health region, bringing the total to 11 cases. There is no cause for concern and this is not unexpected as public health officials continue to investigate and trace contacts. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating, and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 11, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #78


Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 289.

The data also shows:
• four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
• 35 active cases and 247 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 374 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 31,029.

Over the weekend, two additional cases were added to the workplace cluster in the Prairie Mountain Health region, bringing the total to 10 cases. There is no cause for concern and this is not unexpected as public health officials continue to investigate and trace contacts. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May 10, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #77


    Public health officials advise three new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 287.

    The data also shows:

  •         four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care;
  •         33 active cases and 247 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

    As of yesterday, an additional 641 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 30,647.

    The Manitoba government is lifting the one-month supply limit on prescription drugs. Effective May 11, Manitobans who have prescriptions for long-term medications will be able to fill them as per their prescriber’s directions up to a three-month supply, if the drug is not affected by shortages. Limits on prescription refills were imposed on March 19 in order to minimize potential distribution shortages and prevent people from stockpiling medication.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May  9, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #76


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains 284.

     

    The data also shows:

• four individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care; 

• 30 active cases and 247 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 682 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 30,014. 

     

    The Manitoba government is lifting the one-month supply limit on prescription drugs. Effective May 11, Manitobans who have prescriptions for long-term medications will be able to fill them as per their prescriber’s directions up to a three-month supply, if the drug is not affected by shortages. Limits on prescription refills were imposed on March 19 in order to minimize potential distribution shortages and prevent people from stockpiling medication. 

     

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


May  8, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #75


Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 284.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 30 active cases and 247 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 543 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 29,343.

One additional person has tested positive from the workplace cluster in the Prairie Mountain Health region, bringing the total to eight cases. There is no cause for concern, and this is not unexpected as public health officials continue to investigate and trace contacts. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing.

The Manitoba government is lifting the one-month supply limit on prescription drugs. Effective May 11, Manitobans who have prescriptions for long-term medications will be able to fill them as per their prescriber’s directions up to a three-month supply, if the drug is not affected by shortages. Limits on prescription refills were imposed on March 19 in order to minimize potential distribution shortages and prevent people from stockpiling medication.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May  7, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #74


    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, one case that had been considered probable has been ruled as negative, so the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 283.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 33 active cases and 243 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 527 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 28,810.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
    https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html
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May 6, 2020

COVID-19
 BULLETIN #73

Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 284.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 35 active cases and 242 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 522 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 28,294.

Public health officials have now increased the number of cases associated with a workplace cluster in the Prairie Mountain Health region to seven. There is no cause for concern, and this type of increase is not unexpected as contact tracing expands and additional testing is conducted. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating, and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing. As this workplace is not related to health care or food supply and does not involve any significant interaction with the general public, no further details about the business will be released at this time. If public health officials believe there is an increased risk to the public, additional information will be provided.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May  5, 2020                

COVID-19 BULLETIN #72

 




   Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 282. In addition, a seventh death has been reported, a man in his 70s from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region.

The data also shows:
• four individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 37 active cases and 238 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 339 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 27,775.

Public health officials are aware of a small cluster of five cases at a workplace in the Prairie Mountain Health region. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating and public health officials are working with these patients to undertake detailed contact tracing. Officials are working co-operatively with the company to test other workers who may have been exposed and to implement sanitization protocols at the worksite. If public health officials believe there is an increased risk to the public, additional information will be provided.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recoveryis available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May  4, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #71

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 281.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 37 active cases and 238 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 642 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 27,446.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child-care system to find a location that meets their needs. Families can use the online tool at https://eswchildcare.ca/ to view available spaces and then contact centres directly to finalize arrangements. Licensed centres are able to provide care for up to 16 children per centre. Larger centres with separate rooms and external entrances can accommodate up to 16 children per room. Home-based child-care providers can continue to provide care for up to eight children.

A secure portal that allows Manitobans who have been tested for COVID-19 to access their negative test results is now online. Starting today, people being tested for the virus in Manitoba will receive information about how to register to access their results at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/. A Manitoba Health card is required.

Those without a Manitoba Health card or internet access can retrieve their results by calling (toll-free) 1-844-960-1984 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days per week. As always, public health officials will directly notify Manitobans who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May  3, 2020     


COVID-19 BULLETIN #70


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 281.

    The data also shows:

  •         five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
  •         38 active cases and 237 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

    As of yesterday, an additional 643 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 26,806.

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

    All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child-care system to find a location that meets their needs. Families can use the online tool at https://eswchildcare.ca/to view available spaces and then contact centres directly to finalize arrangements. Licensed centres are able to provide care for up to 16 children per centre. Larger centres with separate rooms and external entrances can accommodate up to 16 children per room. Home-based child-care providers can continue to provide care for up to eight children.

    Restoring Safe Services Together, Manitoba’s pandemic and economic roadmap for recovery is available at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.

     


May  2, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #69


    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 280.

    The data also shows:

  •         six individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
  •         38 active cases and 236 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
  •         the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

    As of yesterday, an additional 780 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 26,169.

    It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health officials are also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. The request to stay home as much as possible is still in place at this time. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only.

    All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child-care system to find a location that meets their needs. Families can use the online tool at https://eswchildcare.ca/ to view available spaces and then contact centres directly to finalize arrangements. Licensed centres are able to provide care for up to 16 children per centre. Larger centres with separate rooms and external entrances can accommodate up to 16 children per room. Home-based child-care providers can continue to provide care for up to eight children.

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmapfor recovery is available at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


May  1, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #68


Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 279.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 38 active cases and 235 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 689 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 25,402.

Public health orders restricting staff from working in more than one licensed personal care home (PCH) have been signed and will take effect today. The single-site restriction is intended to provide additional protection against the introduction and/or spread of the COVID-19 virus within PCHs.

In recognition of the vulnerability of the PCH population to severe illness and/or death related to the virus, provincial planning has been underway to ensure the change is able to be implemented quickly while ensuring stable staffing and service continuity. As of today, all of Manitoba’s 127 licensed PCHs have confirmed readiness, with staff in place.

It is important to note that while some gradual lifting of restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health officials are also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. The request to stay home as much as possible is still in place at this time. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba and neighbouring jurisdictions, to essential trips only.

The province is also launching an education campaign on being ‘COVID careful’ in cottage country to remind all campers and cottagers that COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. The goal is to raise awareness and encourage Manitobans to do the same within their social networks by posting supportive educational messages.

The campaign will include portable signs and education stops on key highway routes, new materials that can be displayed in car and cottage windows, as well as a social media campaign, all designed to show that cottagers in provincial parks and across the province are aware of their responsibilities and are encouraging others to stay mindful.

A secure online portal is being established to allow Manitobans who have been tested for COVID-19 to more quickly access their negative test results. Starting next week, when people are tested they will receive information about how to register and access these results. Users will need a Manitoba health registration card in order to access their results online.

A toll-free number will be available early next week to provide results to those without a Manitoba health card or those without internet access. As always, public health officials will directly notify Manitobans who have tested positive for COVID-19.

A new drive-thru community testing site opened today in Swan River, at the Manitoba Public Insurance facility, 125 Fourth Ave. North. Hours of operation are daily from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is Manitoba’s 16th community testing site and ninth drive-thru location.

Additionally, work is underway to get a new testing site established at Thunderbird House to support access to testing for Winnipeg’s homeless and shelter populations, as well as a new mobile service available in the next two weeks to serve clients with limited mobility.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for recovery is available at www.manitoba.ca/restoringsafeservices. Updates have been made to this document to clarify inconsistencies between the plan and the recent public health orders. Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit https://engagemb.ca/.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 30, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #67


    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 275.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 49 active cases and 220 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 424 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 24,723.

Public Health orders restricting staff from working in more than one licensed personal care home (PCH) have been signed and will take effect May 1. The single-site restriction is intended to provide additional protection against the introduction and/or spread of the COVID-19 virus within PCHs.

In recognition of the vulnerability of the PCH population to severe illness and/or death related to the virus, provincial planning has been underway to ensure the change is able to be implemented quickly while ensuring stable staffing and service continuity. Of the 127 licensed PCHs in Manitoba, 121 have confirmed readiness, with work ongoing to address staffing issues at the remaining sites by the weekend.

It is important to note that while some gradual lifting or restrictions has begun, significant work to limit the spread of COVID-19 must continue. Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. The request to stay home as much as possible is still in place at this time. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only. Visits to cottages are not recommended at this time. Services at smaller health centres could be strained if seasonal visitors become ill.

A new drive-thru community testing site will open Friday in Swan River, at the Manitoba Public Insurance facility, 125 Fourth Ave. North. Hours of operation will be daily from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is Manitoba’s 16th community testing site and ninth drive-thru location.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit www.engagemb.ca.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 29, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #66


Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 273.

The data also shows:
• five individuals are currently hospitalized, with no individuals in intensive care;
• 54 active cases and 213 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 448 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 24,304.

Today, health officials released information about the models developed in Manitoba to inform the management plan for the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba. A model for the spread of COVID-19 was created, using data and information available in the scientific literature from other jurisdictions and with input from experts in Manitoba.

Officials noted that modelling results are always an abstraction and cannot project all possible outcomes. Outbreaks also evolve and change over time as public health measures are put in place and people’s behaviour changes. Therefore, these projections must be constantly revised. As new information is received, officials will continue to refine the projections, models and health advice for Manitobans.

Current models show that:
• under routine public health measures, which include case interviews and contact tracing but which do not include social and physical distancing or travel restrictions, modeling suggests Manitoba would have had 933 cases by April 25. If that trend had continued, there would have been more than 2,000 cases by mid-May. However, the number of cases on April 25 was 267.
• under current public health measures, Manitoba could expect approximately 6,250 cases if the current measures remain in place for a year.
• the Manitoba health-care system has 2,432 acute care medical and surgical hospital beds. As of April 26, 977 of these beds were currently vacant and available for COVID-19 patients, a 40 per cent vacancy rate. This shows Manitoba is well within hospital capacity at this time.
• the Manitoba health-care system has 86 adult intensive care hospital beds. As of April 22, 29 of these beds were vacant and available for COVID-19 patients, a 34 per cent vacancy rate. This shows Manitoba is well within intensive care capacity at this time.

This data supports the easing of public health measures, as announced earlier today. Officials also noted that planning is underway to add an additional 300 beds and an additional 100 intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients, if needed. Additional capacity options are being investigated if they are necessary.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 28, 2020 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #65

Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 272.

The data also shows:
• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes two individuals in intensive care;
• 57 active cases and 209 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 321 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 23,857.

Public health officials are expanding testing criteria to now include all symptomatic Manitobans. Testing has gradually been expanding, and with increased capacity the province is now ready to test anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19. However, Manitobans who are showing symptoms must still be referred for testing. For more information call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 27, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #64




    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 272.

The data also shows:
• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes two individuals in intensive care;
• 61 active cases and 205 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 377 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 23,543.

Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 26, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #63


     

    Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 271. 

     

    The data also shows:

• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes two individuals in intensive care; 

• 66 active cases and 199 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 407 laboratory tests were performed. There were an additional 165 tests performed Friday that were not included in Saturday’s bulletin. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 23,167. 

     

    Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to determine better the spread of the virus in Manitoba. 

     

    Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information. 

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only. Visits to cottages are not recommended at this time. Services at smaller health centres could be strained if seasonal visitors become ill. 

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 25, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #62


    Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 267. 

     

    The data also shows:

• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes two individuals in intensive care; 

• 62 active cases and 199 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

     

    As of yesterday, an additional 435 laboratory tests were performed at Cadham Provincial Laboratory. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 22,598. 

     

    Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba. 

     

    Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information. 

     

    For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only. Visits to cottages are not recommended at this time. Services at smaller health centres could be strained if seasonal visitors become ill. 

     

    Manitobans needing assistance to cope with the stress and anxiety created by COVID-19 are encouraged to access a digital mental health virtual therapy program. The program is a free and confidential behavioural-therapy service for all Manitobans 16 years old and over. Services are available in English and French and can be accessed at www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    Crisis mental-health services continue to be available through partner organizations in Manitoba at www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/crisis.html.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 24, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #61




    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 263.

The data also shows:
• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes three individuals in intensive care;
• 61 active cases and 196 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

As of yesterday, an additional 786 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 22,172.

Over the past four weeks, a number of non-urgent surgical and diagnostic procedures have been postponed for patients identified as being clinically able to wait without risk of negative outcomes. Postponements are part of the provincial effort to ensure flexibility and availability in the allocation of staff, beds, equipment and supplies required to respond to COVID-19.

Case-by-case clinical assessment has ensured urgent and emergent procedures, as well as those patients who may become urgent or emergent during the postponement timeframe, are completed. Patient safety and avoiding negative outcomes remain the priority.

Over the next week, a number of facilities across the province will begin to increase their surgical activity. This includes increased surgical activity at Health Sciences Centre, the Pan Am Clinic, Concordia Hospital, Misericordia Health Centre, Grace Hospital, St. Boniface Hospital, Victoria General Hospital, Boundary Trails Health Centre, Selkirk Regional Health Centre and Brandon General Hospital.

Surgeries will be scheduled for the most urgent cases first and all necessary precautions, including point of care testing, appropriate PPE and limiting the number of staff in the room to those who are essential for patient care, will be taken to protect staff and patients from the risk of COVID-19. Patients will be contacted directly about scheduling their surgery.

Manitoba is part of a national effort to share important medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) and has agreed to divert 100 vital sign monitors to Quebec and Ontario – two of the hardest-hit provinces in the fight against COVID-19. The equipment was to arrive in Manitoba next week but will now be diverted to Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Manitoba is early in the response to COVID-19 and clinical leaders are confident the province is able to provide this assistance without risk to Manitobans. Another shipment of equipment is expected to arrive in Manitoba in about a month.

Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba.

Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Public health is also advising people to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only. Visits to cottages are not recommended at this time. Services at smaller health centres could be strained if seasonal visitors become ill.

Manitobans needing assistance to cope with the stress and anxiety created by COVID-19 are encouraged to access the online virtual therapy program. The program is a free and confidential behavioural-therapy service for all Manitobans 16 years old and over. Services are available in English and French and can be accessed at www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Crisis mental-health services continue to be available through partner organizations in Manitoba at www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/crisis.html.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 23, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #60


    Public health officials advise five new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 262.

The data also shows:
• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes two individuals in intensive care;
• 82 active cases and 174 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

The province advises there was an error in the numbers reported yesterday. The actual total should have been reported as 21,061. As of yesterday, an additional 327 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 21,387.

Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba.

Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 22, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #59



    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 257.

The data also shows:
• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes three individuals in intensive care;
• 97 active cases and 154 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

There were 440 laboratory tests performed on Tuesday. A total of 21,601 tests have been performed since early February.

Public health officials have expanded testing criteria. It is important for people who meet the criteria and are showing even mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba.

Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they can call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 for more information.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 21, 2020 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #58


Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 255.

The data also shows:
• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
• 99 active cases and 150 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at six.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 314 tests on Monday. A total of 20,319 tests have been performed since early February.

Public health officials have expanded testing criteria to ensure there is capacity to do additional testing. It is important for people showing symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, a runny nose, a sore throat and a fever, to be tested to better determine the spread of the virus in Manitoba.

Manitobans are reminded that if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and meet testing criteria, they should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257.

For up-to-date information on testing criteria and community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html. For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

Public health officials advise Manitobans to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes only travelling to the cottage or second residence if needed. If people must travel, they are encourage to:
• only travel with family members,
• not visit with others on arrival,
• avoid stopping for gas or other supplies on the way, and
• only visit local health-care providers in case of emergency.

Manitoba health officials are taking every available and appropriate step to protect the province’s health-care workforce from exposure to COVID-19 so they are able to take care of sick and vulnerable Manitobans over the coming weeks and months. This includes steps to enhance screening at all health-care facilities, implement visitor restrictions, encourage virtual visit options and postpone non-essential services.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a supplement to these and other measures including strict hand hygiene and both social and physical distancing.

Similar to other jurisdictions, Manitoba has engaged experts in infection prevention and control, and occupational and environmental health and safety to identify the supplies required to protect workers in critical and priority services.

Settings and situations have been categorized according to the level of risk to workers and to the population they are caring for and the required PPE has been set out accordingly. These include:
• green zones, which are settings and situations involving care or service for individuals who are not considered COVID-19 suspects;
• orange zones, which are settings and situations involving care or service for individuals who meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing, AND who have been tested AND whose results are pending; and
• red zones, which are settings and situations involving care or service for individuals who have been tested and confirmed to have COVID-19.

To conserve PPE for health-care workers, public health officials are recommending all people who enter a health-care facility wear a cloth mask to protect others. In addition, patients and clients are encouraged to wear non-medical face masks during any health-care interaction, as well as when using public transit, handi-transit or a taxi.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.




April 20, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #57



    Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 was identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 254. In addition, a sixth death has been reported, a woman in her 80s. No other patient-specific information is available at this time.

The data also shows:
• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes five individuals in intensive care;
• 105 active cases and 144 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now six.

On March 20, the Manitoba government declared a provincewide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act, to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This state of emergency is being extended for an additional 30 days.

This builds on the expansion of public health orders that limit the size of gatherings, close restaurants and non-critical businesses, require people entering Manitoba to self-isolate for 14 days and restrict travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel of latitude).

Extending the state of emergency will ensure measures can stay in place to protect the health of people across the province.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 260 tests on Sunday. A total of 20,012 tests have been performed since early February. Public health officials have continued to expand testing criteria and want to ensure all those who are eligible for testing are tested. Anyone who thinks they might meet the criteria for testing should call Health Links–Info Santé or work through the online screening tool to determine if they should be tested.

Testing is focused on symptomatic people from the following categories:
• travellers returning to Manitoba;
• close contact with a confirmed case;
• lab workers who have worked with COVID-19 tests;
• health-care workers;
• people who live/work in the north, isolated or group settings, correctional facilities, shelters, long-term care or residential facilities or remote work camps;
• first responders;
• workers or volunteers at workplaces that have been identified as essential services; and
• any symptomatic person who lives with a health-care worker, first responder or worker in a congregate setting such as a correctional facility, shelter, long-term care or residential facility.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 19, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #56


    Public health officials advise as of 9:30 a.m. today, the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 253. 

     

    The data also shows:

• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes five individuals in intensive care; 

• 105 active cases and 143 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at five.

     

    Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 570 tests on Saturday. A total of 19,752 tests have been performed since early February. 

     

    Public health officials have expanded testing criteria to include: 

• all symptomatic workers or volunteers at workplaces that have been identified as essential services; and 

• any symptomatic person who lives with a health-care worker, first responder or worker in a congregate setting such as a correctional facility, shelter, long-term care or residential facility. 

     

    Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

     

    For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 18, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #55


    Public health officials advise three new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 253. 

     

    The data also shows:

• seven individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care; 

• 108 active cases and 140 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and

• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at five.

     

    Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 340 tests on Friday. A total of 19,193 tests have been performed since early February. Public health officials are expanding testing criteria to include: 

• all symptomatic workers or volunteers at workplaces that have been identified as essential services; and 

• any symptomatic person who lives with a health-care worker, first responder or worker in a congregate setting such as a correctional facility, shelter, long-term care or residential facility. 

     

    Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

     

    For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit:

www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

     

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:

https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 17, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #54



    Public health officials advise no new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, and the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 250.

The data also shows:
• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
• 113 active cases and 132 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at five.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 508 tests Thursday. A total of 18,856 tests have been performed since early February.

The chief provincial public health officer has updated public health orders that take effect today and will be in effect until May 1. Some important clarifications have been made to the orders that were first announced April 16. Appliance stores and furniture stores that sell appliances may remain open to the public, providing social distancing measures are in place.

Additional clarification on the public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

Assessment clinics for COVID-19 patients offer primary care services on an appointment basis for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. In addition to the primary care space, these locations also serve as designated testing sites in a separate area at the site.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19 visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


 April 16, 2020 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #53



Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 250.

The data also shows:
• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
• 124 active cases and 121 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at five.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 449 tests Wednesday. A total of 18,349 tests have been performed since early February.

The chief provincial public health officer has updated public health orders that take effect on April 17, and will be in effect until May 1, 2020. They mandate that anyone entering Manitoba, regardless of whether it was from another country or another province must self-isolate for 14 days. In addition, travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel of latitude) is prohibited with some exceptions including:
• residents of northern and remote communities may continue to move within the north;
• delivery of goods and services may continue; and
• exceptions include those who travel to the north for employment, medical treatment or to facilitate child-custody agreements.

The new orders build on the current orders, and maintain the gathering size of no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor premises. Additional updates include:
• a clarification that businesses not listed as critical may operate, and have customers attend to pick up ordered items, providing social distancing measures are in place;
• a provision to allow farmers markets to operate, providing social distancing measures are in place;
• hotels may operate, but must close common areas such as pools, hot tubs and game rooms;
• campgrounds can provide accommodation to recreational vehicles that act as a primary residence;
• garden centres and greenhouses can operate, providing social distancing measures are in place; and
• appliance, electronic and furniture stores are excluded, and should not be open to the public, except where orders are placed remotely and orders are delivered or picked up with social distancing measures in place.

The following restrictions remain in place as they were with previous orders:
• All restaurants and other commercial facilities are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at all facilities. However, restaurants and other commercial facilities can prepare and serve food for delivery or takeout. If this takes place, the operator of the restaurant must ensure that all people maintain the appropriate social distancing from other customers when picking up food.
• All businesses that are not listed in the schedule of critical services that accompanies the order must remain closed.
- This closure order does not prevent these businesses from operating on a remote basis.
- A business may accept orders on the internet or over the phone for delivery or pickup, as long as the employees are not working at the place of business.
- The order does not prevent employees or others from coming into the business to perform repairs, to provide security services or to take out items from the business premises if the business is going to operate on a remote basis.
- Nothing in the order restricts the operations of delivery of services by the federal or provincial governments or a municipality.
- Nothing in the order restricts any activities of a publicly funded agency, organization or authority that delivers or supports government operations or services including health-care services. This means the order does not affect institutions, agencies and other service providers offering health-care services such as hospitals, regional health authorities and private agencies that provide a range of health services.

In addition, public health officials are expanding testing criteria to include:
• all symptomatic workers or volunteers at workplaces that have been identified as essential services; and
• any symptomatic person who lives with a health-care worker, first responder or worker in a congregate setting such as a correctional facility, shelter, long-term care or residential facility.

Current testing parameters include people with symptoms who have travelled outside Manitoba in the past 14 days, close contacts of a confirmed case, health-care workers, all patients admitted to hospital with respiratory symptoms, lab workers who have worked with COVID-19 tests, first responders and individuals who live/work in the north, a remote or isolated community, or congregate setting.

Assessment clinics for COVID-19 patients offer primary care services on an appointment basis for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. In addition to the primary care space, these locations also serve as designated testing sites in a separate area at the site.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit:
www.manitoba.ca/covid19

The full list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


April 15, 2020                 

COVID-19 BULLETIN #52



    Public health officials advise two new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. In addition, two cases that had been considered probable have been ruled as negative, so the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 246. In addition, a fifth death has been reported, a woman in her 60s who lived in the Prairie Mountain Health region.

The data also shows:
• nine individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
• 132 active cases and 108 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 is now five.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 305 tests Tuesday. A total of 17,902 tests have been performed since early February.

Manitobans should not interpret current case numbers to mean the risk of COVID-19 is reduced. The current statistics may be a reflection of the effect strict social distancing measures have had and reaffirms that these measures must be continued.

The second Community COVID-19 Testing Site and Assessment Clinic in Winnipeg opened today at Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. This new site will assume testing responsibilities from Mount Carmel Clinic, which will return to its mandate of offering primary care services to the community. The first co-located testing site and assessment clinic opened at the St. James Centennial Pool last week.

Assessment clinics for COVID-19 patients offer primary care services on an appointment basis for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. In addition to the primary care space, these locations also serve as designated testing sites in a separate area at the site.

Health officials continue to remind Manitobans to seek medical attention when it is required. For serious health issues call 911, go to an emergency department or an urgent care centre. Hospitals are safe places and health-care providers will ensure every precaution is taken while providing care.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required.

For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

    For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

    A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


COVID-19 BULLETIN #51

 

   Public health officials advise no additional new cases of COVID-19 were identified as of 9:30 a.m. this morning. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains at 246.  

The data also shows:
• nine individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
• 142 active cases;
• 99 individuals have recovered from COVID-19;
• the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at four.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 365 tests Monday. A total of 17,709 tests have been performed since early February.

Manitobans should not interpret current case numbers to mean the risk of COVID-19 is reduced. The current statistics may be a reflection of the effect strict social distancing measures have had and reaffirms that these measures must be continued.

The chief provincial public health officer has extended public health orders until April 28. Businesses that are not included on the list of critical services must remain closed to the public until April 28. However, these businesses can:
• continue to operate where customers can order goods online or by telephone. However, customers cannot attend the businesses’ premises or property to order goods.
• continue to sell goods to customers where those goods can be picked up ‘curbside’ or delivered to customers. However, customers cannot pick up goods at businesses’ premises or on its property.
• allow staff to attend the businesses’ premises, without a limitation on the number of staff, as long as staff take measures to keep social distancing of one to two metres apart from each other.
• accept delivery of goods and may allow services, such as construction, repairs, maintenance and cleaning to occur at their premises and on their property.

The Manitoba government has announced it will provide health-care staff paid administrative leave for the full 14-day period of asymptomatic self-isolation. Should a worker become symptomatic during self-isolation, the individual will be compensated by sick leave benefits pursuant to their collective agreement.

The community testing site in Brandon is moving to a new, drive-thru location. Starting this afternoon, the site will be located at the Brandon Town Centre, 800 Rosser Ave. Clients can enter from Eighth Street on the P1 level of the centre’s parkade. Regular hours for the relocated Brandon site will resume Wednesday, operating daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The second Community COVID-19 Testing Site and Assessment Clinic in Winnipeg opens tomorrow at Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. This new site will assume testing responsibilities from Mount Carmel Clinic, which will return to its mandate of offering primary care services to the community. The first co-located testing site and assessment clinic opened at the St. James Centennial Pool last week.

Assessment clinics for COVID-19 patients offer primary care services on an appointment basis for anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. In addition to the primary care space, these locations also serve as designated testing sites in a separate area at the site.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

There have been reports of multiple phishing scams and fraud related to COVID-19. Manitobans are advised not to provide any financial data, hang up on the caller and to report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (toll-free) 1-888-495-8501.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.


COVID-19 BULLETIN #50




    Public health officials advise four new cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 246.  

The data also shows:
• eight individuals are currently hospitalized, which includes four individuals in intensive care;
• 99 individuals have recovered from COVID-19; and
• the total number of deaths reported in Manitoba is four.

Cadham Provincial Laboratory performed 32 tests Sunday. A total of 17,245 tests have been performed since early February.

The chief provincial public health officer will be extending the public health orders issued on March 30 for two weeks. The orders that were to expire on April 14 are now extended to April 28, 2020, with the following measures remaining in effect:
• Public gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises. This includes places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. This does not apply to a facility where health-care or social services are provided including child-care centres and homeless shelters.
• All restaurants and other commercial facilities that serve food are prohibited from serving food to customers in their premises. This prevents eat-in dining at all facilities. However, restaurants and other commercial facilities can prepare and serve food for delivery or takeout. If this takes place, the operator of the restaurant must ensure that all people maintain the appropriate social distancing from other customers when picking up food.
• All businesses that are not listed in the schedule of critical services that accompanies the order must remain closed.
- This closure order does not prevent these businesses from operating on a remote basis.
- A business may accept orders on the Internet, or over the phone for delivery or pickup, as long as the employees are not working at the place of business.
- The order does not prevent employees or others from coming into the business to perform repairs, to provide security services or to take out items from the business premises if the business is going to operate on a remote basis.
- Nothing in the order restricts the operations of delivery of services by the federal or provincial governments or a municipality.
- Nothing in the order restricts any activities of a publicly funded agency, organization or authority that delivers or supports government operations or services, including health-care services. This means the order does not affect institutions, agencies and other service providers who provide health-care services such as hospitals, regional health authorities and private agencies who provide a range of health services.

Manitobans should not interpret current case numbers to mean the risk of COVID-19 is reduced. The current statistics may be a reflection of the effect strict social distancing measures have had and reaffirms that these measures must be continued. Manitobans are reminded this is not the time to let their guard down.

Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required.

The community testing site in Brandon is moving to a new drive-thru location. Starting Tuesday afternoon, the site will be located at the Brandon Town Centre, 800 Rosser Ave., enter from Eighth Street on the P1 level of the centre’s parkade. Regular hours for the relocated Brandon site will resume Wednesday, operating daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/locations.html.

There have been reports of multiple phishing scams and fraud related to COVID-19. Manitobans are advised not to provide any financial data, hang up on the caller and to report the call to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at (toll-free) 1-888-495-8501.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit:
www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:
https://manitoba.ca/bg/2020/04/covid19.html.