Pandemic Response System

Southern Health-Santé Sud

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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 Southern Health-Santé Sud

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

Additional Restrictions in Southern Health-Santé Sud

The municipalities of Cartier, Headingley, Macdonald, Ritchot (Niverville-Ritchot), St. François Xavier and Taché that are geographically located in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region, are exempt and considered to be part of the Winnipeg Capital Region for the following restrictions under the current public health orders.

Retail stores and malls:

  • Retail stores and malls (including markets, garden centres, and occasional pop-up retail) capacity is permitted at 50 per cent in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region.

Religious Services and Indigenous Cultural Events:

  • Indoor regular services are limited to 25 people unless the facility can physically divide the space into separate areas, in which case several cohorts of up to 25 can attend the same service.
  • The total number of attendees at a service may not exceed 25 per cent of facility capacity, to a maximum of 250 people.
  • Cohorts must not mingle, masks must be worn and physical distancing rules apply.
  • Services restricted to fully immunized people and those under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine may occur without capacity limits.

See the State of Emergency and Public Health Orders page for additional information on current public health orders across all health regions.


Portage District General Hospital Rehab Unit in Portage la Prairie: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Manitoba Developmental Centre Lawnside unit, Portage la Prairie: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Salem Home personal care home, Evergreen unit, Winkler: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Village View Lodge assisted living, Plumas: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Third Crossing Manor Personal Care Home, Gladstone: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Portage District General Hospital, medicine unit, Portage la Prairie: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Fernwood Place in Steinbach: Critical

Outbreak declared.


Portage Evangelical Church, Portage la Prairie: Critical

Outbreak declared.

Possible public exposures to COVID-19 in Southern Health-Santé Sud

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

Southern Health-Santé Sud - Restricted Level

Mask Use in Public Spaces