COVID-19 – Planning & Preparedness
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly worldwide with more countries reporting cases and an overall increase in case numbers. Health Authorities at international, national and local levels continue to monitor, gather information, assess risk and respond. Manitoba announced its first laboratory-confirmed presumptive positive COVID-19 cases on March 12.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we all have a role to play in slowing its spread and minimizing its impact on our health care system and in our communities.
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living is recommending that Manitobans:
- minimize prolonged (more than 10 minutes) close (less than two meters/ six feet) contact between other individuals in public,
- avoid greetings that involve touching such as handshakes,
- disinfect frequently used surfaces,
- follow public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus, and
- consider avoiding travel, crowded places and events, especially if you are at higher risk (e.g. seniors and those with underlying medical conditions)
- cancel or postponing any large-scale events with more than 250 attendees (this will help reduce prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two meters) contact between other individuals in public).
In response to the
growing concern over the COVID-19 virus spreading, the Rural Municipality of
West St. Paul has made the decision to suspend municipal programming
until further notice.
We will continue to update you as we receive more information, and we will do this as regularly as possible. We thank you for your patience.
More information about the coronavirus can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/