Premier Pallister Cautions Manitobans To Stay The Course With COVID Defense
The provincial government received approximately 32,000 responses to their survey from Manitobans regarding questions, concerns, and suggestions about COVID 19 and the continuation of restrictions. They factored those comments and concerns into their latest decision to keep most restrictions in the code red level throughout the province. One of the more prevalent concerns among health officials is the increase in cases of variant strains of the virus.
While code red restrictions remain in place until at least April 15th, there are a few changes to those regulations.
The changes include:
– Outside gatherings such as weddings and funerals are now allowed to have up to 25 people attend.
– Retail outlets are now able to have 50% capacity or up to 500 patrons.
– Relaxing rules to allow for drive-in services such as church services, those rules will now allow people to leave their vehicles as long as they practice social distancing from others outside of their household.
“Be Smart, have a heart and stay apart.” ~ Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister
To date, just over 9% of Manitobans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Premier Pallister backed up the extension of these measures by stating, “91% of Manitobans still haven’t been vaccinated. We’re still playing defense with this virus. Covid doesn’t take a holiday and we can’t take a holiday.” Soon afterward he offered the following advice that reads like a slogan you might see on a bumper sticker, “Be smart, have a heart, and stay apart.”