#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.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Contact Manitoba Government Inquiry for your questions on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. 

Tel:  204-945-3744
Toll Free in North America: (1-866-626-4862)
Email: mgi@gov.mb.ca

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    Is there publicized schedule for government covid video or audio news briefings. What once was predictable and in a consistent location is hard to find and big missed opportunity. As well they no longer appear on YouTube but rather through several news affiliates and only announced day of or even worse... now playing!!

    SafetyGuy asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question and for taking the time to share your comments.  Feedback from the public is valuable and appreciated and yours has been noted.

    There is not, at this time, a schedule of news conferences related to COVID-19. Please periodically visit Province of Manitoba | News Releases (gov.mb.ca) for news releases and conferences.

    For news releases and conferences related specifically to COVID-19, please periodically visit: Province of Manitoba | COVID-19 News Conferences and Bulletins 

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    When will day programs open up again for adults with disabilities

    Zuidhorn asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    At this time, a day camp or program whose ability to open is not otherwise specifically addressed in these Orders may open.  This would apply to day programs for adults with disabilities.

    If a day camp or program opens to members of the public, it must implement measures to ensure that they are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two metres from one another. 

    Information has been developed to support businesses permitted to operate while reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among employees, volunteers and customers. For overarching advice applicable to all businesses please visit the Government of Manitoba’s COVID-19 Restoring Safe Services Workplace Guidance for Business Owners webpage. 

    For more information, please speak to the management of the program.

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    If someone is in quarantine due to domestic travel, can a fully vaccinated person visit them?

    rremp asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    No, the person required to self-isolate has to avoid contact with other people and not have any visitors in their home..  Further information on how to self-isolate can be found at: 

    Province of Manitoba | Self-Isolation (gov.mb.ca)

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    What’s the point of having a Proof of vaccination certificate if you can still get Covid transmit covid and die from covid despite having the vaccine

    JBH2020 asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    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).  

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    How many break through infections have there been to date in Manitoba?

    JBH2020 asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Although we are not able to answer your specific question, we are able to provide some related data and information.

    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

    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.

    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). 

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

    DeniseF asked 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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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    If a person has had the first vaccine at a pop up (ie Swan River), if dosages are not used up at upcoming dates, is a person automatically notified to have their second dose?

    Linz1 asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Manitoba Health and Seniors Care will be making arrangements to contact you directly when it is time to schedule the appointment for your second dose of vaccine. That is why you are asked to provide up-to-date contact information and sign section D, Consent for Use and Disclosure of Contact Information, on your consent form when you attend the appointment for your first dose.