Winnipeg Just Went In The COVID-19 Red Zone & Shut Restaurants Back Down
On Friday, October 30, Dr. Brent Roussin, Chief Medical Officer of Health, provided a Winnipeg COVID-19 update.
First, he announced that several regions will be moving to the restricted "orange" level of pandemic response. This makes it so every region in the province apart from Winnipeg is at the orange level.
In orange zones, gatherings will be limited to maximums of five. In addition, capacity limits will be 50% in restaurants and other businesses. He announced some more restrictions for orange zones, as well.
Cases in the Winnipeg Health Region
The second update moved the Winnipeg region to "critical, or the level red on the PRS," said the doctor.
At this level, the following restrictions will now be enforced: all restaurants and bars will be closed to in-person dining and all retail apart from grocery and pharmacy will be reduced to a 25% maximum.
There are additional rules for religious and cultural gatherings and gaming establishments will be closed.
He encouraged everyone to stay home as much as they can.
The restrictions will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 2 and will be legally enforced starting then.