Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin has announced self isolation or quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 will be reduced to 10 days from 14. He says the evidence supports the shortening of the self isolation period to allow people to get back to school and work a bit sooner and it’s not a significant increase in risk but of course just like any intervention it’s a small risk for that but a very low risk.
As well COVID-19 immunizations will be starting next week for young people at school based clinics during school hours starting with low immunization areas with local health regions working with schools to set up schedules.
Public health reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 today with 21 in Southern Health and 12 in Winnipeg with single digits in other regions including two in Northern health. There are seven active cases in the Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Cranberry Portage, Sherridon district.