• restrictions on public gatherings to 10 or fewer people,
response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province declared a state of emergency
on March 20, which included orders under The Public Health Act to help reduce
the spread of the virus including:
• require the closure of non-essential businesses, and
• enforcement of social distancing measures by businesses and
services that remain open including ensuring a two-metre distance is kept
between people in the facility or premises.
has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and the majority of
Manitobans are adhering to good social distancing practices and changing how
they operate at home, in their community and within their business,” said
Pallister. "Unfortunately, there is still a need to have additional
measures in place to address situations where people are ignoring the advice of
our health experts. These changes will give enforcement officers more
tools to help curb the spread of the virus.”
immediately, fine amounts for breaching these emergency orders will be set at
$486 for individuals and $2,542 for businesses.
involving public health officers working in conjunction with local police
services, First Nation police services and the RCMP are also in place for
municipalities outside of Winnipeg. Plans are underway to expand these
and adopt measures similar to those announced today for Winnipeg. These
include engaging municipal bylaw officers, community and First Nation safety
officers, community volunteer groups such as Citizens on Patrol, and Manitoba
Conservation officers who will work with respective police services.
Outside of Winnipeg, reports of non-compliance can be made to the Manitoba
Government Inquiry (MGI) inquiry line at 204-945-3744 or by email at email@example.com.
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