Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer announced today that those municipalities in the Winnipeg Metro Region, which includes Selkirk, that are currently in the orange level of Manitoba’s Pandemic Response System will be subject to additional restrictions begining Monday, October 19th that will be in place for no less than two weeks.
It will continue to be mandatory to wear a mask or face covering in all public spaces, including outdoors where physical distancing measures are not possible. Group sizes will now be limited to no more than 5 people. This does not include household members for private gatherings inside the home.
As indicated by public health officials, many programs and organizations that have their own, provincially approved protocols in place will be exempt from some restrictions; this includes the City of Selkirk services and programs. If you have questions regarding programs that are not run by the City of Selkirk, please reach out to the organization directly.
Spectator events such as our junior hockey games will now have a maximum capacity that cannot exceed 25% of regular capacity. This means that the Selkirk Steelers and Selkirk Fishermen will be reducing their spectator capacity from 600 people to 400 people effective Monday, October 19th. For all youth sporting events, the Province has advised that only one parent or guardian shall be allowed to accompany their child into the arena.
At this time, there will be no changes to municipal services or programs – the city remains at Preparedness Response Level 2. For more information about our COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan and Response strategy, please visit our COVID-19 web page.
For more Information please refer to the Manitoba Government’s COVID-19 response plan HERE