WINNIPEG - As more people enjoy the sunshine, Manitoba’s top doc is clarifying some key details around how some outdoor activities are impacted by the province’s latest public health orders.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin says Manitobans are not currently permitted to go camping with those who aren’t in the same household, as campsites are being treated by enforcement officers as private residences, just as they treat backyards.
Roussin says in order to minimize close contact numbers, the orders also mean garage sales are no longer permitted. Under these rules, hosting a garage sale could result in a $1,296 fine.
"We're seeing concerning numbers right now,” Roussin explains. “We're seeing a concerning trajectory going up in essentially every indicator.” Roussin says the best way to reduce close contacts is to once again stay home as much as possible.
Current restrictions limit private indoor and outdoor gatherings exclusively to household members. Roussin says the orders will continue during May long weekend, and will expire on Wednesday, May 26.