WINNIPEG - As the province nears its 80 per cent target for first-dose vaccinations against COVID-19, Manitoba’s Public Health Officer and Premier are preparing to reveal the next change to public health orders.
The province says Dr. Brent Roussin and Premier Brian Pallister are set to make the announcement on Tuesday, August 3, clearing up speculation on what the next set of orders might look like. The top doctor says some of those decisions are based on vaccine uptake, and by Friday afternoon 79.5 per cent of Manitobans had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 69.3 had received two.
Current public health orders took effect July 17, and will expire on August 7 just after midnight. Under the orders, residents may host up to five people at home, in addition to household members, and up to 25 may gather on private property outside. Up to 150 can gather in outdoor settings.
Most services and businesses, including retailers, restaurants, and those that provide personal services, can now operate, but they’re required to maintain capacity restrictions and health and safety regulations. But others, such as casinos and cinemas, may only permit entry to visitors who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The province has the latest public health order details available on their website.