With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Manitoba people have taken to social media to raise concerns. Some believe the travel restrictions were lifted too early which may have led to an increase in cases. Retired public health worker Jo Beyers wants people to understand when people visit Manitoba or other regions exempt from the 14 day isolation order they may be exposed to the virus which knows no boundaries so we shouldn’t let our guard down. She explains Dr. Theresa Tam recommends we should all be keeping public health measures in place to help keep our COVID risk down. She says Tam actually has this really interesting acronym that she recommends we all follow, PACE where P stands for physical distancing so to be two meters apart, A standing for avoid touching common surfaces and objects, C is to clean our hands often and E is to have an extra layer on our face with a non-medical mask or at least a cloth face covering.
It is also recommended when people do travel out of province they should self monitor for COVID-19 symptoms upon arriving home and should self isolate and get tested on the first sign of symptoms.