As COVID cases rise and ICUs reach capacity, Manitoba has extended amendments to the Health Order that were put in place for the May long weekend and is preparing to announce what is anticipated to be an extension of current restrictions. As of May 22, only one person per household is allowed to enter a store, with some exceptions such as single parents with children or those who require caregivers.
Workers are expected to remind customers of the one customer rule but are not expected to act as enforcement agents.
Later this week, it is expected the Manitoba government will announce a multi-week extension to the current Health Orders. Retail stores are currently at 10 per cent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, while businesses such as restaurants, gyms, and personal service businesses remain closed for in-person service.
Personal gatherings are also prohibited and remote learning remains in place.
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Director, Government Relations (Prairies)