On March 30, 2020. the Manitoba chief provincial public health officer is issuing orders under The Public Health Act as approved by the minister of health, seniors and active living that effective April 1, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. all businesses that are not listed in the schedule of critical services must close until April 14, 2020.
All businesses listed in the schedule of critical services that accompany the order may continue to operate. If these businesses allow members of the public to attend the place of business, the operator of the business must put in place measures to ensure that appropriate social distancing rules are followed.
This closure order does not prevent these businesses from operating on a remote basis. A business may accept orders on the Internet, or over the phone for delivery or pickup, as long as the employees are not working at the place of business.
The order does not prevent employees or others from coming into the business to perform repairs, to provide security services or to take out items from the business premises if the business is going to operate on a remote basis.
The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html. Businesses with questions about how the order and schedule of critical services apply to their operations can visit http://engagemb.ca/covid19-csp for up-to-date information, and to ask questions that will be answered by government officials.