WINNIPEG - The province's health minister Audrey Gordon and Manitoba's chief public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin have announced an extension of the current public health orders for at least three more weeks.
The municipalities of Cartier, Headingley, Macdonald, Ritchot (Niverville-Ritchot), St. Francois Xavier and Tache are geographically located in the Southern Health Region but because their vaccinations rates are more consistent with the capital region, these areas will be treated like Winnipeg and will not be subject to the SHR's special restrictions.
All other public health orders remain unchanged, including:
- limiting private indoor gatherings for households to guests from one other household when any unvaccinated person who is eligible to be vaccinated is present on the property (even if the unvaccinated person lives at that location);
- limiting private outdoor gatherings for households to 10 guests when any unvaccinated person who is eligible to be vaccinated is present on the property (even if the unvaccinated person lives at that location);
- reducing indoor public gathering group sizes to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity, whichever is lower, for gatherings that include unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated including weddings and funerals;
- setting indoor group sizes for faith-based gatherings to 25 people or 33 per cent capacity, whichever is greater, for gatherings that include unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated.
- limiting all outdoor public gathering sizes to 50 people; and
- retail capacity remains at 50 per cent in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region with the exception of capital region communities to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in this region.