Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin has advised all Manitoba non-essential businesses will close effective tomorrow. He says restaurants and other commercial facilities can prepare and serve food for delivery and take out only. The operator of that restaurant must ensure that all persons maintain appropriate social distancing from one another when picking up. He notes grocery stores will remain open but they must also maintain appropriate social distancing between their customers. Bars will be closed as will personal service businesses such as hair salons and massage therapy services.
Roussin adds this does not prevent businesses from operating on a remote basis. The closures do not affect health care facilities, government services and other institutions.
More information on affected businesses can be found online at www.engagemanitoba.ca.