After 580 days, the state of emergency is ending.

The state of emergency in Manitoba is expiring at 4 p.m. This means the province will no longer have additional powers, granted in sections 10(1) and 10(2) of the Emergency Measures Act. 

“Nineteen months ago we declared a state of emergency to help protect the physical and financial health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our hospitals and in our communities,” Premier Kelvin Goertzen says in a statement.

The province could call another state of emergency in the future. The Public Health Orders continue to still be in effect.

“As we continue to move toward a post-pandemic Manitoba, we want to remind everyone, although the state of emergency is expiring, COVID-19 is still here. With vaccination rates among the highest in the country with over 82 per cent of eligible Manitobans fully vaccinated, we can help control COVID, but it’s important that all Manitobans continue to follow the fundamentals that help us limit our risks.”

Minister Ron Schuler, the minister responsible for the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization, says the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization will continue to work on the COVID-19 response.

The province is asking Manitobans to continue to follow the public health guidelines, particularly the use of masks and vaccinations. 

Some of the emergency orders the province enacted that are no longer in effect include:

  • order regarding personal care home staffing and work deployment to help protect residents of personal care homes from COVID-19 by restricting staff movement between personal care homes - not anymore
  •  a variety of temporary suspension orders around corporate meeting provisions to allow for virtual meetings, in-person commissioning and witnessing to be done remotely
  • providing relief related to youth exiting care under the Child and Family Services Act. The temporary suspensions were made to assist Manitobans in responding to difficulties
  • varying reporting deadlines for government and government agencies reporting deadlines in 2020-21