LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHAUN JEFFREY IN AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Dear members,   We are aware that the progression of the COVID-19 virus is currently raising many questions and ever growing concerns on the viability of our industry in the future. Your MRFA team is taking this situation very seriously, closely monitoring industry trends to assist in a long term industry survival plan. First and […]

MANITOBA PUBLIC HEALTH HAS APPROVED THE USE OF BARRIERS BETWEEN VLTs

While spacing VLTs six (6) feet apart is still the most effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, where this is not possible, the installation of proper barriers will be permitted. VLT siteholders are responsible for meeting both the conditions of all Manitoba Public Health orders and the operational requirements set out by Manitoba […]

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ENHANCES BACK TO WORK WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

$100,000 in Financial Support Available for Businesses to Get More Manitobans Back to Work: Pallister The Manitoba government is enhancing its Back to Work program to support more Manitoba businesses in bringing back their employees to increase their operations and the services provided throughout the province, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “The Back to Work […]

PROVINCIAL HEALTH BULLETIN CLARIFIES SOME RESTRICTIONS FOR PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN REGION & LEVEL ORANGE

From COVID-19 BULLETIN #166: Prairie Mountain Health region has been elevated to the restricted level (orange) according to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. Starting today, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor places and at all indoor and outdoor public gatherings in the region. Public gatherings will also be restricted to 10 people, both […]

MBLL REPACKING TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE SOMETIMES DURING TRANSITION

MRFA has learned that currently, while MBLL transitions to their new facility, repacking is sometimes unavailable for certain products from time to time. Unfortunately, more information about what times and products this unavailability specifically applies to is currently not known. If the MRFA learns of more specific details, this post will be updated. In the […]

PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN REGION ELEVATED TO LEVEL ORANGE

The Province announced today that Prairie Mountain Health Region would be elevated to the restricted level Orange, effective immediately. No other regions in Manitoba have been elevated from the caution level of Yellow. In a press conference, chief provincial public health officer, Dr Roussin, stated that gathering sizes would be restricted to 10 both indoors […]

ONLINE PROVINCIAL PANDEMIC RESPONSE SYSTEM LAUNCHED TO INFORM, GUIDE MANITOBANS ON COVID-19

The Manitoba government has launched the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, a new public health online tool that connects Manitobans with clear, timely, and more detailed and localized information about the current risk of COVID-19 and the specific measures being taken to reduce its spread, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Keeping Manitobans safe is our government’s […]

NEW HEALTH ORDERS GO INTO EFFECT TODAY: HEALTH ORDERS CLARIFY EXISTING RULES

Manitoba Health has contacted the MRFA to announce a new version of Health Orders which take effect immediately.   These Health Orders clarify and build upon past Health Orders.   A copy is posted online at the following location:   http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/orders/_pdf-order.php?ord=2020-08-14   Manitoba Health stated that there are revisions to Section 5 for premises that hold […]

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES EXTENSION TO GAP PROTECTION PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE

LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS FOR JULY SHOW STEADY RETURN TO WORK ACTIVITY IN MANITOBA – – – Targeted Programs with a Focus on Getting Manitobans Back to Work and Getting Back to Their Lives: Pallister The latest economic indicators from Statistics Canada show an increase of 12,400 in Manitoba’s employment from June to July as Manitoba […]

HAVING TROUBLE NAVIGATING CURRENT HEALTH ORDERS & GUIDELINES? CONTACT US!

Friendly reminder to all our members: the MRFA team is here to help you navigate these difficult times. If you have any questions about how your restaurant must comply with current Health Orders, guidelines, recommendations, or other issues during the pandemic, we encourage you to reach out to us. We can help you find the […]