The new public health orders coming for Manitobans

By | August 27, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is putting new public health orders related to self-isolation for COVID-19.

On Thursday, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, said new health orders will come into effect on Friday, requiring Manitobans to self-isolate for 14 days if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 by a close contact.

Roussin said individuals will be informed by a public health official if they need to self-isolate, and once notified, they must go to their residence or an approved self-isolation location and remain there for either 14 days, or until directed otherwise by a public health official.

There are exceptions for in-person appointments with health care providers, but if the individual leaves their home, they must wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and minimize the time away from their self-isolation locations.

Roussin said failure to self-isolate can result in a fine of $486 for violating the order.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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