#RestartMB Pandemic Response System

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New - Easing Public Health Restrictions Survey Results

The #RestartMB Pandemic Response System provides Manitobans with clear public health direction as we learn to live with COVID-19. Public Health officials use the pandemic response system to rapidly communicate up to date public health advice to Manitobans and to set levels, for the whole province, for a particular region, or for a particular sector or business.

It is important for you to know the current levels and the public health advice, and what it means for you, your family, your business and your community. Learn more about the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, and our current levels across the province at Manitoba.ca/covid19.


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This page will be used to undertake a variety of engagement activities related to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, changes to its levels, or Manitoba's response to COVID-19.

  • Ask questions about the current restrictions and how they impact you, your family or your business.

This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact mgi@gov.mb.ca.


New - Easing Public Health Restrictions Survey Results

The #RestartMB Pandemic Response System provides Manitobans with clear public health direction as we learn to live with COVID-19. Public Health officials use the pandemic response system to rapidly communicate up to date public health advice to Manitobans and to set levels, for the whole province, for a particular region, or for a particular sector or business.

It is important for you to know the current levels and the public health advice, and what it means for you, your family, your business and your community. Learn more about the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, and our current levels across the province at Manitoba.ca/covid19.


Share your thoughts on EngageMB

This page will be used to undertake a variety of engagement activities related to the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, changes to its levels, or Manitoba's response to COVID-19.

  • Ask questions about the current restrictions and how they impact you, your family or your business.

This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact mgi@gov.mb.ca.

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    Once I am fully vaccinated, am I still required to keep physical distancing and wearing a mask around people that I know are also fully vaccinated from outside of my household?

    mckenziek asked 2 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Manitoba government advises that Manitobans who have been vaccinated should keep following public health guidelines and practising the fundamentals, which means staying home when sick, practicing physical distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands and keep practicing good cough and hand hygiene. For more information on the fundamentals, visit the Government of Manitoba’s  Focus on the Fundamentals webpage.

    After being fully vaccinated, your risk of serious illness will be much lower. The risk of other people catching the virus from you is likely very low.  It is likely you will have very good protection against infection, including against most current variants of concern, however there is a chance you still may not be completely protected. About 5 out of every 100 people could still get infected after being fully vaccinated. This is more likely in those over 65 years of age, or who have underlying serious medical conditions. 

    In Manitoba, from January 1 to June 27, only 1.2% of hospitalized patients were fully vaccinated. In the month of June, of the 412 total COVID-related hospital admissions, 74% were unvaccinated and 22% had received a first dose less than 14 days before their positive COVID-19 test. Vaccines are still the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19

     If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccines, talk to your health care provider or call Health Links–Info Santé in Winnipeg at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll free in Manitoba).  

    Please note that the COVID-19 Prevention Orders are set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on August 7, 2021. For more information about any changes that may take effect once the current Orders expire, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 State of Emergency and Public Health Orders website.

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    With the new restrictions coming on Saturday July 17th, 2021, saying that 150 people can attend an outdoor wedding, can a person hold an outdoor wedding on their private property ( large back yard ) and have 150 people attend?

    Mahh asked 12 days ago


    Thank you for your question.

    As of 12:01 a.m. on July 17, 2021, wedding ceremonies are able to proceed under the Public Health Orders with up to 150 people, other than the officiant and a photographer or videographer, at an outdoor location that is not a private residence.  A wedding may take place outdoors at a private residence, subject to the private gathering limits in effect. Up to 25 people may gather outdoors at a private residence.

    We recognize the significant impact these Orders have on planning your wedding day and empathize with your situation.

    Please note that the new COVID-19 Prevention Orders take effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 17, 2021, and are set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on August 7, 2021; however, revised Orders may be issued in advance of that date. For more information about any changes that may take effect once the current Orders expire, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 State of Emergency and Public Health Orders website.

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    Limits for gathering sizes differ from those of weddings and funerals; can I have 150 people at an outdoor wedding regardless of whether the location is public or private property?

    KMMcc asked 12 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

    As of 12:01 a.m. on July 17, 2021:

    • Up to 150 people, other than the officiant and a photographer or videographer, may attend a wedding at an outdoor premises. 
    • A wedding may take place indoors or outdoors at a private residence, subject to the private gathering limits in effect: up to 5 visitors are allowed to enter a private residence at a time, and up to 25 people may gather outdoors at a private residence.


    Please note that the new COVID-19 Prevention Orders take effect at 12:01 a.m. on July 17, 2021, and are set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on August 7, 2021; however, revised Orders may be issued in advance of that date. For more information about any changes that may take effect once the current Orders expire, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 State of Emergency and Public Health Orders website.

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    can we carpool

    Kelly67 asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The current public health orders do not restrict carpooling to work or an appointment, in cases where the individual cannot safely travel on their own and needs to travel in a private vehicle with a family member, friend or co-worker. However, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Manitobans are being advised to work from home if at all possible, reduce travel unless absolutely essential, and to avoid socializing with people from outside their household. When carpooling is necessary, the following guidance needs to be followed:

    • Ideally, carpooling should be kept to two people and no more than five, each sitting in a different row and on opposite sides of the vehicle, to maximize physical distancing.
    • Once individuals choose to carpool together, they should not carpool with different individuals.
    • Everyone should self-monitor for illness. If you are sick, even if the illness is mild, stay home and do not carpool.
    • Do not go appointments if you are sick (unless going for a COVID-19 test or seeking urgent medical attention).
    • Inform your carpool crew if you become ill and encourage them to self-monitor.
    • Clean the interior of the vehicle frequently, especially high-touch areas like door handles (interior and exterior), steering wheels, dashboard controls, and seat belts.
    • Have passengers place their belongings in the trunk of the vehicle.
    • Clean your hands often, do not touch your face, practice cough/sneeze etiquette and disinfect your vehicle regularly, paying particular attention to high-touch areas (e.g., door handles, window controls).
    • For long or out of town trips, plan gasoline, meal, and washroom stops as much as possible to keep them at a minimum.
    • Masks should be worn by those in the vehicle.

    Please note that the current COVID-19 Prevention Orders will expire at 12:01 a.m. on August 2, 2021; however, revised Orders may be issued well in advance of that date. For more information about the current Orders and any changes that may take effect once the current Orders expire, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 State of Emergency and Public Health Orders website.

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    Why do I need two vaccinations if I have had Covid already?

    DeniseF asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    You should be vaccinated even if you had, or suspected, you had COVID-19. Experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Although rare, we know that some people have been reinfected with the virus. 

    Experts are still learning more about how long vaccines protect against COVID-19 in real-world conditions. In the meantime, it is recommended that people who have had COVID-19 in the past be immunized.

    The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends waiting three months before being immunized, even if you have already had a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Speak with your health care provider about when is the best time for you to get vaccinated.

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    If both parents travelling (have their 2nd shot and 2 weeks later) can their children under 12 without covid vaccine travel outside of MB and not have to isolate when home

    eada asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    At this time, individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to self-isolate upon their arrival in Manitoba if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Children under the age of 12 who are travelling with one or more people who are all fully vaccinated do not need to self-isolate providing they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

    For up-to-date information about Travel and Self-isolation, please periodically visit the State of Emergency and Public Health Orders page.

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    With the new vaccination cards coming out and the exemptions from quarantine and/or other exemptions that have yet to be announced, what about children who are not old enough to be vaccinated? For example, two fully vaccinated parents who want to travel out of province with their children who are not old enough to be vaccinated. Are the children then also exempt from quarantining? If families with children not old enough for vaccines are still going to have to quarantine their children, this doesn’t provide much incentive to get vaccinated. How is the province going to deal with these vaccine card exceptions for families with children under 12?

    MommyG asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    At this time, individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to self-isolate upon their arrival in Manitoba if they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Children under the age of 12 who are travelling with one or more people who are all fully vaccinated do not need to self-isolate providing they are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

    For additional up-to-date information about Travel and Self-isolation, please periodically visit the State of Emergency and Public Health Orders page.

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    Who is considered a critical services worker? Teachers?

    Carol Vandale asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    For purposes related to the Self-Isolation Orders for Persons Entering Manitoba, critical workers are defined as those providing vital services in Manitoba, such as health care providers, police officers, emergency services personnel, corrections officers, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, social service workers and elected officials and their staff.

    More information can be viewed at:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html

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    We have a community garden beside our church. It is 50 plots and each plot is 4 meters by 4 meters with a 1 meter path between all plots. We wonder about the number of people able to be in this garden. thank you

    Trinity UC asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Guidance for community gardens can be viewed at this site:

    https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/covid/restoring_community_gardens.pdf

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    If we are selling our house privately, are we allowed to show it to potential buyers?

    BP11 asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Yes at this time, a person may show their own home for real estate purposes. There can be only one showing at a time, all persons in the home must wear masks, the home must be sanitized between showings and all persons should focus on the other fundamentals which can be viewed at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/fundamentals/focus-on-the-fundamentals.html

    Additional information on the public health orders is available at: Manitoba COVID-19 Public Health Orders website