Pandemic Response System

About the Pandemic Response System

The Pandemic Response System informs Manitobans of the current level of risk, provides public health guidance to Manitobans and explain the range of measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba.

This page outlines what restrictions and actions may be considered at this stage. This is not an indication of the current level in Manitoba, or any of its regions.

The province will update the provincial response level in response to the spread of the virus and other public health indicators.

To view the current alert levels, visit the Pandemic Response System main page.


Green: Limited Risk

The province would consider applying this alert level if:

  • The spread of COVID-19 is broadly contained in Manitoba.
  • Transmission of the virus is at very low to undetectable levels.
  • A vaccine and effective treatment are available.
  • There may be single or isolated small cluster outbreaks which are quickly contained.
  • Community transmission is low to undetectable.
  • There is sufficient health system capacity.
  • Range of Response Measures
  • Normal enhanced hygiene recommended.
  • No additional extraordinary public health measures required.

Detailed Description of Levels

The following may be considered if this alert level is applied:

  • At all levels, all Manitobans should follow these public health fundamentals.
  • Always stay at home when you’re sick, even if mildly ill.
  • Enhanced personal hygiene, including:
    • regular and thorough handwashing;
    • covering your nose and mouth with tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing;
    • avoid sharing food or drinks; and,
    • avoid touching your face.

People at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 to take extra precautions and avoid closed spaces, crowded places and close contact settings.

Manitobans should wear masks in indoor settings where social distancing is not possible.

People with COVID-19 symptoms may contact Health Links - Info Santé for testing directions or go directly to a designated site to get tested.


For a detailed description of the four levels and what they mean to you, read Manitoba’s COVID-19 Response Level System Summary (pdf).

Pandemic Response System