WINNIPEG - The state of emergency in Manitoba has ended, 19 months after it was first declared at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Kelvin Goertzen and infrastructure minister Ron Schuler says it's no longer required to protect Manitobans from the impact of the virus.
"Although the state of emergency is expiring, COVID-19 is still here. With vaccination rates among the highest in the country with over 82 per cent of eligible Manitobans fully vaccinated, we can help control COVID, but it’s important that all Manitobans continue to follow the fundamentals that help us limit our risks,” said Goertzen.
Public health orders are still in effect and Manitobans are encouraged to continue to follow public health guidelines around the use of masks and vaccinations to lessen the impact of a fourth wave.