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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ: Memo - The latest information for BIZ Members

Dear Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Member,

The province announced restrictions today that will further limit operations of retail businesses selling essential items.

As of Friday, Nov. 20 at 12:01 am

Retail businesses selling essential items can remain open but may only sell essential items to people who are shopping in person.

As of Saturday, Nov. 21 at 12:01 am

Retail businesses must do the following:

  • Ensure that non-essential items are removed from areas where members of the public have access.
  • Prevent members of the public from gaining access to non-essential items at the business.
  • Display signs or stickers on non-essential items that cannot be purchased.

Retail businesses selling essential items must also:

  • Limit the number of people shopping at the business to 25 per cent of the usual capacity or 250 people, whichever is lower.
  • Implement measures to ensure that people maintain a separation of at least two metres from other members of the public.
  • Establish a system to ensure compliance with the capacity limits
  • Provide proof the capacity limits have not been exceeded on request from a person authorized to enforce these orders, at the time the request is made.

All retailers can continue selling essential and non-essential items online, by telephone or by remote means for delivery or pick up.

Today the Province also announced the updated public health order further restricts any gatherings with people outside your household at private residences, including a home, cottage or other vacation property, with some exceptions to allow child-care, health-care and home care services, tutoring services, construction or repairs, or to respond to emergencies. In addition, exceptions will be made for those who live on their own to have one other person visit their home.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions:

Thank you,
Kate Fenske, CEO
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ