Health Minister Cameron Friesen reported more than 50 thousand Manitobans have provided feedback on the draft phase four plan. Based on that feedback they will be moving forward Saturday with limited implementation. They will maintain current site capacity at 30 percent for faith based services and powwows but eliminating the need for sub groups, allowing stage performances and opening movie theatres to maximum capacity of 30 percent of the site up to a maximum of 500 people, allowing casinos to open at a maximum of 30 percent of the sites capacity and proceeding with changes to visits to personal care homes and long term care settings.
Proposed changes deferred include changes to indoor and outdoor gathering sizes and relaxing self isolation requirements for those travelling from eastern and southern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada which was the main concern of respondents.
Friesen notes public health officials will review adjustments on a week to week basis. The complete plan can be found at www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin reported only one new case today in the Interlake Eastern Health Region.