New COVID-19 Restrictions for Swan Valley

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New restrictions will be in place for Prairie Mountain Health on Monday, November 2, 2020.

As part of the Prairie Mountain Health region, these restrictions will apply to all areas of the Swan Valley.

Key changes include:
– Mask use is mandatory in indoor public places.
– Public/private group sizes limited to five, in addition to household.
– Restaurant/bar capacity limited to 50% with table/group size limited to 5.
– Retail capacity limited to 50%.
– Community/Cultural/Religious Gatherings limited 20% or 250 people (whichever is lower).

Click Here for a detailed list of restrictions.

The additional restrictions were announced by Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer on Friday, October 30, 2020 and are part of provincewide changes in order to halt the growing community transmission of COVID-19 in Manitoba. As of Monday, November 2, 2020 Winnipeg will be at the Critical Level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System and the rest of Manitoba will be at the Restricted Level (orange).

“We have pleaded with Manitobans to follow the fundamentals and to significantly reduce their contacts, and the numbers continue in the wrong direction,” said Roussin. “It is our hope that these new restrictions will help to halt the spread of this virus in order to ensure our health-care system is there for those who need it. I hope that this is a clear signal to Manitobans, and in particular the Winnipeg Metro Region, that we need to stay home, keep our distance and make a necessary collective sacrifice to protect all Manitobans.”