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Provincial Response Level: Restricted

Community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring and vaccinate rates are increasing. However, case counts are rising. As of Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has set the response level to orange.

Changes to existing public health orders will take effect November 13, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

For information on province-wide restrictions at the Restricted Level, see:


The following province-wide public health orders are in effect:




COVID-19 Cases in Northern



Map of COVID-19 Cases and Risks for All of Manitoba




Additional Restrictions


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Travel to Northern Manitoba: Restricted

With increased case numbers in southern Manitoba, Public Health has implemented travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities, effective Friday, September 4th. Learn More...


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Mathias Colomb Cree Nation: Critical

Outbreak declared.




Additional information on travel restrictions to northern Manitoba and remote communities

An order prohibiting travel to northern Manitoba was put into effect on December 9, 2020. The order states that no person shall travel into northern Manitoba or a remote community, with exceptions for the following people if they have no symptoms of COVID-19 and:

  • are aged 12 and up and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19;
  • are a child under the age of 12 who travels with one or more fully vaccinated persons over the age of 12;
  • reside in northern Manitoba or a remote community;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community in order to establish their permanent residence;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community with or on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Government of Manitoba, or a Crown corporation or other government agency;
  • are a health care provider who is travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to provide health care services;
  • are a professor, teacher or other educational professional who is travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to work at a post-secondary educational institution or a school;
  • owns, operates or is employed by a business who is travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to deliver goods or provide services normally provided by that business or to engage in activities that the business normally conducts in northern Manitoba or a remote community;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to attend classes or obtain instruction or training at a post-secondary educational institution or a school;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community to facilitate shared parenting arrangements under a custody order or agreement, or in the course of their duties with a child and family services authority;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community for emergency medical purposes;
  • are travelling into northern Manitoba or a remote community for the purpose of participating in a trial or other judicial proceeding; and
  • are non-Manitoba residents who reside in areas close to northern Manitoba and who regularly travel into northern Manitoba to shop, access health services or for other essential purposes, if they  restrict their travel to a minimum and limit their use of local services.

The following is also permitted into northern Manitoba or a remote community under the orders:

  • travel to a cottage, cabin, provincial park, campground or hunting or fishing lodge if they travel as directly as possible to and from their intended destination and limit their use of local services to a minimum;
  • travel to visit a family member or friend who is in a health care facility with a life-threatening illness or injury if the health care facility has authorized the visit;
  • travel community to attend the funeral of a family member or friend; and
  • travel to provide care to a family member or friend who is seriously ill but is not in a health care facility.

Further, all people entering northern Manitoba who are exempt as outlined above must ensure they have completed any mandatory self-isolation required in the Self Isolation Orders and must wear a mask as appropriate if using public transportation to get to northern Manitoba.

Travel within northern Manitoba is not restricted under the orders, though all non-essential travel is not recommended.

For detailed information, view the orders.




Possible public exposures to COVID-19 in Northern

If you visited one of these sites on the dates/times below, you do not need to self-isolate. However, you should self-monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.

Fact Sheet on Self-monitoring and Possible Public Exposures to COVID-19 (pdf)


Other Exposures

Possible public exposures are identified through case investigations conducted by public health officials. Members of the public are encourage to follow the fundamentals.

No current exposures


School Exposures

For current schools exposures in Manitoba visit: COVID-19 Dashboard: School-Aged Cases and School Staff Cases in Manitoba
 

Past Exposures:




Additional Resources



Northern Health Region - Restricted Level




Mask Use in Public Spaces