COVID Restrictions Extended

COVID Restrictions Extended

WINNIPEG - Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin held a news conference today to announce a tightening and extension of COVID-19 public health orders.

Starting Saturday morning, the following restrictions will be in effect for at least two weeks until June 12th:

• indoor public gatherings are not permitted and visitors are not permitted on private property, except in certain circumstances;
• requirements for employers to allow employees to work from home as much as possible;
• outdoor gatherings with anyone from outside a household are not allowed and this applies to all recreation spaces including playgrounds, golf courses, parks and sports fields;
• retail businesses may only operate at 10 per cent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, and only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children or someone who requires a caregiver;
• increased requirements for malls to manage capacity and access to eliminate gatherings and ensure compliance with shopping; and
• many businesses and organizations will remain closed for in-person service, including gyms and fitness clubs, restaurants and bars, personal service businesses, museums, galleries and libraries.

Pallister and Roussin also announced a continuation of remote learning for an extra week through at least June 7th.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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