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Restricted Pandemic Response - what it means in Interlake-Eastern RHA
Manitoba's public health officials announced they will be elevating the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System level for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to Restricted (orange) effective Monday Sept. 28, with new public health orders being put in place help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Public health orders associated with the code orange will remain in place for a minimum of four weeks.

To help stop the spread in Winnipeg, surrounding communities will also be elevated to the Restricted (orange) level. This includes several RMs and communities in Interlake-Eastern RHA:

City of Selkirk
Town of Stonewall
Town of Teulon
RM of Rockwood
RM of Rosser
RM of Springfield
RM of St. Andrews
RM of St. Clements (including Birds Hill Provincial Park)
Village of Dunnottar

Public health orders in place under the Restricted (orange) Level:

• Masks will be mandatory in all indoor public places and at all gatherings (indoor and outdoor) in the RMs and communities identified above
• Gatherings will be restricted to 10 people, both indoors and outdoors.

Indoor visitation restricted in personal care homes
Visitation will be discontinued inside personal care homes located in the restricted (orange) areas identified.
Outdoor visiting will still be allowed with appropriate physical distancing and masks being worn by visitors.
Passes for residents to visit the community are being suspended for the duration of the code orange.

Services to seniors, congregate meal programs and adult day programs
Participation in these programs will reduce to a maximum of 10 people. If physical distancing cannot be maintained, non-medical masks will need to be worn. For congregate meal programs, masks can be removed for the consumption of food.

Please speak with the program manager or the facility you are wanting to attend for up-to-date information prior to arriving.

Learn more about Code Orange
A Code Orange means that community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring, but the virus is being transmitted at levels that public health and the health system can manage. New clusters are more common, but can be controlled through testing and contact tracing. The health care system is able to manage COVID-19 case levels.
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