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May 28, 2021

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT FURTHER EXTENDS STATE OF EMERGENCY

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Protecting Health and Safety of Manitobans: Schuler

The Manitoba government is further extending the state of emergency in continued efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and variants, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, minister responsible for the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO), announced today.

The extension goes into effect tomorrow, May 29 at 4 p.m. for a period of 30 days. This is now the 15th extension of the state of emergency in Manitoba.

“As we aim to protect more Manitobans from the third wave of the pandemic, measures such as extending the state of emergency, getting the vaccine and following the fundamentals are steps we can all take to keep each other safe and support the fight against COVID-19,” said Schuler.

Manitoba’s Emergency Measures Organization provincial response team works with industry partners and experts to co-ordinate, collaborate and communicate effectively in supporting the rollout 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: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html.  

For additional information on the role of the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization in COVID-19 visit www.gov.mb.ca/emo/provincial/covid.html.

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