Public Health

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I am experiencing anxiety as a result of COVID-19?

    The Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program is available to all residents of Manitoba 16 years old and older who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety symptoms as a result of COVID-19.   See Website

  • Can I get in trouble for not following social distancing?

    Social distancing is a health recommendation, not law. You are not legally required to stay 2 metres away from other people, although this is what health experts have recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, stores that are remaining open must make sure all customers can stay 2 metres apart. So if you are in a store, you must follow the 2 metre distancing rule.

    The Manitoba government has enacted a number of public health orders that you are legally required to follow. As of May 21st, these are:

    • No gathering in groups of more than 25 indoors
    • No gathering in groups of more than 50 outdoors
    • Anyone entering Manitoba from another province or country must self-isolate for 14 days
    • No travel north of the 53rd parallel, or to rural communities not accessible by a year-round road


    For more information, and a list of exceptions to these orders, please visit the Government of Manitoba website here. Individuals who do not comply with the public health orders could be fined $486, and corporations that do not comply could be fined $2,542.

    The Government of Canada has also put an emergency order in place under the Quarantine Act that applies to travellers entering the country. Violating the order could result in high fines and/or jail time. For more information about this order, visit the Government of Canada website here.

  • Where can I find a list of the public health orders?

    The current state of emergency and public health orders can be found on the Government of Manitoba’s website here.

    The province’s media releases can be viewed here.