Today’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent provincially and one per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30am on September 23, 2021, 203 new cases of the virus have been identified since Monday: 66 cases on Tuesday, Sept. 21; 70 cases on Wednesday, Sept. 22; and 67 cases today.
Steinbach City Council has passed a resolution to recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as a day of observance regarding the impacts of residential schools in Canada. Flags will also be flown at half-mast on City buildings.
The Manitoba government will continue the extension of the state of emergency in efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and variants. The extension went into effect on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 4pm for a period of 30 days.
COVID-19 immunizations will begin to be offered to eligible young people at school-based clinics this week. These clinics will be offered during school hours and, in some cases, clinics will continue to operate outside school hours as a pop-up clinic for all members of the community.
The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce has announced its 4th annual Steinbach Burger Days winners. The competition ran from September 11-18, with a record 19 local restaurants participating in the event.
Public health and education officials are announcing revised close contact identification and management protocols in schools to address the impact of remote learning and self-isolation on the safety and mental and physical health of students. The changes were implemented on Sept. 21.
The Manitoba government is investing nearly $14 million to support community-focused and one-on-one outreach to improve access to COVID-19 immunization and boost the number of first and second doses.
The Manitoba government is reminding Manitobans to exercise caution and follow the rules around railways, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said while proclaiming Rail Safety Awareness Week.
Third-dose eligibility is expanding today to include all residents and staff of First Nation personal care homes. This will further expand in October to provide third doses to residents of all personal care homes throughout the province.
Today’s five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 2.3 per cent provincially and 1.1 per cent in Winnipeg. As of 9:30am on September 20, 2021, 244 new cases of the virus have been identified since Thursday: 88 cases on Friday, Sept. 17; 54 cases on Saturday, Sept. 18; 60 cases on Sunday Sept. 19; and 42 cases today.