Province’s re-opening to start as early as Canada Day
The Manitoba government announced the road to re-opening on Thursday, June 10 with its ‘4-3-2-One Great Summer’ Reopening Path. The Province says it is focusing on four re-opening categories, three holiday milestones, and two public responsibilities. Simply put, the Manitoba government says re-opening hinges on the public getting vaccinated and following public health orders.
Four re-opening categories
- Gathering and socializing: private gatherings, youth day camps, in-person social services, etc.
- Travel and tourism: travelling in & out of the province
- Shopping and services: fewer restrictions on shopping, filling job vacancies
- Dining out and entertainment: indoor and outdoor meals, drinks and entertainment
Vaccine rate targets
The Manitoba government says the following vaccination rates will have to be met before the re-opening phases will begin:
- Canada Day (July 1): 75% of Manitobans 12 and up have their first dose & 25% of Manitobans have their second dose.
- August Long (August 2): 75% of Manitobans 12 and up have their first dose & 50% of Manitobans have their second dose.
- Labour Day (September 6): 80% of Manitobans 12 and up have their first dose & 75% of Manitobans have their second dose.
Three holiday milestones
The Province says these milestones will be put in place if vaccination rates are met. The tentative milestones are as follows:
- Canada Day (July 1) - 25% or greater opening capacity for businesses, services and facilities
- August Long (August 2) - 50% or greater opening capacity for businesses, services and facilities
- Labour Day (September 6) - All services, facilities and businesses will reopen
Two public responsibilities
- Getting both doses of the vaccine
- Following all public health orders
More details are available on the Province’s 4-3-2 One Great Summer Re-opening Plan website.