More COVID-19 rules could be relaxed in the upcoming weeks.
The Manitoba government is considering rules that could see outdoor gathering sizes increase to 10, and allowing households to designate residents of a second home as part of a “bubble” for visits.
The capacity size at places of worship could also increase to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is lower.
Retail, restaurants, and other businesses may also see rule changes that would allow almost all establishments to reopen. That would include capacity limits grow to 50 percent, but restaurant patrons would only be allowed to be with members of their household when dining.
Indoor theatres, indoor concert venues, bingo halls, and casinos would have to remain closed.
Officials are considering implementing some of the changes in two phases over a six-week period, starting as soon as March 5, with another round of changes on March 26.
Meanwhile, the seven-day average for daily COVID-19 cases is just above 70 and the five-day test positivity rate sat at 4.3 percent as of Thursday.