Visitor Access Suspended For Acute Care Facilities

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health |


For all acute care facilities, including acute mental health facilities, in Manitoba, visitor access is being suspended immediately.
Visitor restrictions took effect today – March 19 – at 3 pm.

Exceptions for compassionate reasons for end of life will continue to be made on a case-by-case basis but will adhere to vigilant screening.

At the discretion of individual managers, one (1) visitor may be permitted to the following areas following screening:
 Maternity
 Neonatal ICU
 Pediatrics
 Emergency Departments
 Cancer Care Programs

For pediatric patients, including the Child and Adolescent Treatment Centre, one (1) parent/guardian may visit at a time.

The following individuals should NOT visit any health care facilities. Those who have:
 Returned from international travel in the last 14 days
 Had close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case
 Had close contact with someone being tested for COVID-19 at this time
 Been instructed to self-isolate or self-monitor for 14 days
 Cold or flu like symptoms (cough, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache).

A reminder that the suspension of visitors to Personal Care Homes across the province remains in effect, with exceptions for compassionate reasons for end of life.

Remember, wash your hands often and stay informed of all the latest COVID-19 updates and recommended precautions at