Manitoba Government Extends State of Emergency to Protect Health and Safety of Manitobans
March 3, 2021
Remaining Cautious as Province Reopens: Schuler
The Manitoba government is extending the provincewide state of emergency to continue its efforts in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO), announced today.
The extension goes into effect today, March 3 at 4 p.m. for a period of 30 days.
“Our government continues to move forward in our cautious approach in reopening the province,” said Schuler. “Extending Manitoba’s state of emergency is a preventative measure to help reduce the introduction and transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. We will remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans.”
Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization provincial response team works with industry partners and experts to co-ordinate, collaborate and communicate effectively in supporting the roll out of programs and services to assist in Manitoba’s COVID-19 response strategy. EMO has been a critical player including facilitating the province’s overall response to personal protective equipment procurement and provision, developing the Pandemic Response System, ensuring alternative isolation accommodations were available, and advising and co-ordinating the enforcement of public health orders under the state of emergency.
The state of emergency was first declared on March 20, 2020, by the powers set out in section 10(1) and 10(2) of the Emergency Measures Act.
To view the state of emergency and public health orders, visit:
For additional information on the role of the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) in COVID-19 visit www.gov.mb.ca/emo/provincial/covid.html.
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