The Manitoba government has extended public health orders from January 8th until January 22nd. The existing Critical or red level restrictions have been extended by public health order with a minor modification to allow exemptions for professional hockey. The updated orders will extend current exemptions to all professional hockey teams but will allow games to be played as well as training. The teams will be required to follow strict protocols.
Premier Brian Pallister says while we are starting to bend our COVID curve in the right direction now is not the time to let up. He urges Manitobans to follow the fundamentals, stay safe at home and limit your close contacts as much as possible.
The public health measures which continue in place close down non-essential businesses and limit close contacts with people to people within the same household. Public health will consult with Manitobans starting next week on what changes should be made to the restrictions.