Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin introduced new measures to ensure that anyone entering Manitoba – including individuals travelling from another country or province – must self-isolate for 14 days. In addition, travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel of latitude) is prohibited, with exceptions for residents of northern and remote communities, delivery of goods and services and other limited provisions. Dr. Roussin also made a number of clarifications to existing health orders, including the expansion of allowable operations. For a full list of changes, see here.
Premier Brian Pallister announced the investment of $4.5 million in a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program to support the mental health of Manitobans and help address anxiety caused by COVID-19. The program will help individuals:
- Learn what anxiety is and how it affects their emotions, mind, body and behaviour;
- Reduce anxiety by learning cognitive behavioral-therapy skills and using them to change responses to triggers; and
- Develop coping strategies to track and reduce anxiety and better manage daily activities.