70% and 25% are The Magic Numbers For Manitoba’s Reopening Plan

 

Manitoba has released its reopening plan for this summer. Reopening is tied to holidays and immunization targets.

 

If more than 70 percent of all Manitobans age 12 and older have received their first vaccine dose and over 25 percent have received their second dose by Canada Day, businesses, services, and facilities can open at 25 percent capacity or greater levels.

 

As of Thursday, 68 percent had those first shots while the second-dose rate was at 14.2 percent.

 

For August Long Weekend, if 75 percent or more have received a first dose and over 50 percent have received a second dose, the capacity increases to 50 percent.

 

If the mark of 80 percent with one dose and 75 percent with two doses is met by Labour Day, the reopening levels will increase, though some limits will remain.

 

There is also no information about how or whether pandemic indicators, such as test positivity rates, case counts, ICU admissions or hospital capacity, factor into the reopening.

 

The government says that it’s up to Manitobans for how much the province will reopen, saying that the public must follow public health orders and get vaccinated.