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From the link below, as Covid case numbers and hospitalizations rise during this third wave of the virus the province has announced that beginning Sunday at 12:01am and for three weeks new escalated public health orders will be in place including the following items (please read whole link to be as informed as possible): • outdoor gatherings that include people from multiple households are limited to a maximum of five people: • restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services: • gyms and fitness centres will close: • casinos remain closed and VLTs will close: • museums, galleries and libraries will close: • indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings are prohibited: • personal services such as estheticians, barbers, salons and tanning salons will close: • indoor sports and recreation, including after-school activities, will close: • outdoor sports and recreation activities will have a maximum of five participants and organized team games will not be permitted: • dance, theatre and music schools will close: • day camps will close: • retail stores, markets and garden centres will be able to open at 10 per cent capacity, to a maximum of 100 people, and malls will be open to a maximum of 10 per cent of the facility’s capacity: and • self-help gatherings will have a maximum of 10 participants. Please read in full and ensure that family, friends and neighbours are informed on these critical changes coming into place as critical steps to reduce contacts and gathering during the rapidly evolving third wave of this virus: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=51229
The changes won't come as a surprise to those following Covid numbers over the past few weeks. From the eBrandon Covid ongoing facts thread earlier today, Prairie Mountain Health currently sits at 398 active cases of the virus... its highest of the pandemic. The Brandon district within PMH is up to 94 active cases after finishing March with just 1 single case. Out of the past eight days, Brandon has had a double-digit increase in total case count six times. Manitoba as a whole reported 502 new cases just on Friday.
Please be as informed as possible on the virus and the ongoing vaccination effort with data and info from the Province at https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/
Can you show a source for this in writing PLEASE
The link below is to the orders that are currently in place and have been since late last month. See Order 1 on pages 3 and 4 for restrictions relating to private property... the new additional measures that start after midnight are brought in place in addition to the measures in these orders to further limit the kinds of contacts that are exploding presense of the virus in this third wave. https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/20212022/orders-soe-04272021.pdf I don't see a link to the newest order for the new additional measures quite yet but the news release link in the original post spells out what's being added. Please be sure to read it to know what's expected. Will post a link to the actual updated orders when I see unless someone else beats me to it.
At the end of the day this just isn't the time to play semantics or focus on non-necessities that we might have to give up for a few more weeks. We've been watching for weeks what this latest wave of the virus has been doing elsewhere in Canada, even forcing field hospitals to be setup to handle the overflow of patients. It's now dug in in Manitoba including PMH and Brandon and we have to do what we have to do to stop it from overwhelming our own medical system and costing lives.
Education Minister Cliff Cullen and Dr. Brent Roussin holding a press conference today at 1:30 p.m. Additional measures for schools are coming.&mdash: Scott Billeck (@ScottBilleck) May 9, 2021
Education Minister Cliff Cullen and Dr. Brent Roussin holding a press conference today at 1:30 p.m. Additional measures for schools are coming.
The pandemic has been difficult on everyone and that definitely includes kids. What will make it worse than anything imaginable is allowing this third wave to run rampant and do to Manitoba what it's done to Ontario and now Alberta. See attached image for as good a demonstration as you'll find at just how willingly its capable of using our schools as a breeding ground. Each dot is a Winnipeg school with case disclosures in the last two weeks... with Winnipeg seeming to be a few days ahead of Brandon. With the three case disclosures for Brandon this weekend we now have cases tied to students from ten of our schools here too and you can bet that number wouldn't have a lot of interest in getting lower over these next few weeks without intervention. This won't be an easy few weeks, but its the right decision to give best chance to circuit break this virus and allow the vaccine program to tack on enough 1% days to get us that much closer to herd immunity and the other side of this. 44% reported today as far as adults in MB with at least one shot. Three more weeks of ~1%-ish days has the potential to make a lot of difference and bring the end closer into view.
At this point we need less fighting and arguing... and more realizing what we're up against, that we all want the same thing for this community post-Covid and that these aren't decisions being made by medical amateurs throwing darts at a dart board. Full-stop we simply need to find a way to do whats being asked within our own power to pull this community through to the other side of this as in-tact as possible and avoid this spiralling into the level of crisis that overtakes our medical system and costs lives.
Thought it was worth pointing out... two food trucks at Canadian Tire parking lot serving mothers day takeout. Literally every single person I saw that was there for food was masked in that outdoor setting and every single person/pair/small group were distancing from each other. I know there are people out there that haven't been following the rules over the last couple weeks and there are likely still some more, but I truly believe they're in the minority more and more every day and that this most recent announcement has woken many more people up to what has to be done.
Absolutely. Once capacities started getting raised after the last lockdown, a lot of folks might’ve fallen back into that habit. Always the less people, the less transmission vectors... but also now with capacities very limited every time mom and dad take the two kids in for a shopping trip that’s very possibly forcing others to lineup outside until the store’s allowed to let them in. Further to outdoor masks... another great example at seasonal DQ on 18th in the last little bit. Literally everyone in the lineup when I was I the area were masked and distanced... and even pedestrians that happened to be passing by on the sidewalk were masked. Also, twice today in the drivethru elsewhere in town the driver ahead of me was masked when getting their order at the window. Really does give that extra shot of hope when you see a good amount of people doing something so simple that can make a difference... not just at the level of potential transmission, but in the message it sends.
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