March 25, 2020
As of today:
- Manitoba Health is directing people to not travel outside of Manitoba.
- Anyone coming into Manitoba FROM ANOTHER PROVINCE IN CANADA or from international travel, MUST self-isolate for 14 daysand monitor symptoms. If symptoms develop, a person is to call Health Links for further direction and assessment. This is not a “request” as public health orders are in place. It is an illegal act to disregard this direction.
- It is important to remember that most people will have mild symptoms with COVID-19 virus, however others at higher risk include those over 65 years of age, who have underlying medical conditions, and those who are immunocompromised.
- All people are asked to please stay home if feeling symptoms of illness, until they feel better and symptoms are gone. Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 can refer to the following Province of Manitoba website for links, phone numbers, bulletins, coronavirus/self-isolation fact sheets and other resources for support. https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html
- The public is encouraged to practice the three P’s of protection …
1) Protect yourself (frequent handwashing, do not touch your face, cancel/postpone travel outside of Manitoba)
2) Protect your loved ones (cover your cough/sneeze with tissue or sleeve, wash hands immediately, disinfect surfaces frequently)
3) Protect your community (maintain social distancing, cancel events, self-isolate as advised, use reliable resources for information)
- As long as you are not self-isolating, it is OK to go out for walks, runs etc… it is just important to maintain the social distancing of at least 2 metres between yourself and other people. This includes when going shopping, to fill up car for gas, to renew your Autopac etc …