Novel Coronavirus Public Information (updated)

As of March 2, 2020, the Provincial government indicates that Manitoba has no laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. Overall, the risk to Manitobans remains low. Public Health and our health care facilities are working with other organization to plan how to best protect Manitobans. The Province continues to work with the Winnipeg Airport Authority, Shared Health, the regional health authorities, and the Public Health Agency of Canada to share information and best practices.

Suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 are required to be reported to Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer. When a case is found in Manitoba, the Province of Manitoba will be reporting it to the public as soon as possible, along with the information they can use to reduce their risk. Public Health’s website (https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/index.html) has all this information, and it will be updated regularly. People can also call Health Links-Info Sante to get accurate, up-to-date information at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257.

There are many processes and procedures in place to help protect the public. People can reduce their risk by washing their hands and covering their coughs, and staying home if they are sick. The Province will provide clear, concise information on any emerging health risks, and explain what people can do to reduce that risk.