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 indoors and outdoors.

People who do not have to wear masks include:
•    a child who is under five years of age;
•    a person with a medical condition that is unrelated to COVID-19, including breathing or cognitive difficulties or a disability, which prevents them from safely wearing a mask; and
•    a person who is unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person.

Public gathering sizes, both indoors and outdoors, are limited to 10 people. This includes weddings, funerals, banquets, receptions and professional sporting activities. More than ten members of the public may attend a business or facility that is allowed to open under these orders, if public distancing measures are in place to allow people to maintain a distance of at least two metres.

A person who enters or remains in an indoor public place, including a business, retail or restaurant establishment, must wear a mask in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gapping. For a list of indoor public spaces and additional details, including the exemptions related to the public health orders, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/protection/soe.html#current

To read the full press release on the Province’s site, please visit https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=49107&posted=2020-08-24f

To watch today’s press briefing, where Dr. Brent Roussin verbally clarifies some of these regulations, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLvqXTqcYDg_f0OH5onPMkSwIWhBIjtZ3i&v=dZSegaffvBQ 

The MRFA will continue to watch for further clarification and update our members and blog as more information becomes available.