New health requirements now in effect
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This article was published 14/09/2021 (624 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I hope that everyone has been able to take some time this summer to enjoy the amazing weather we have been having.
Our constituents are so very fortunate to be living in the beautiful communities in Red River North. The many parks, walking trails, beaches and the natural beauty of the area all contribute to a great quality of life.
I also want to thank Manitobans for their continued support in following provincial public health orders over the past year and a half.
As we continue to open up activities, the province has now developed new requirements for people to be fully immunized to participate in certain events. These requirements came into effect by public health orders on Sept. 3 for all health regions and will include:
• Indoor and outdoor ticketed sporting events and concerts;
• Indoor theatre/dance/symphony events;
• Restaurants (indoor and patio dining);
• Nightclubs and all other licensed premises;
• Casinos, bingo halls and VLT lounges;
• Movie theatres;
• Fitness centres, gyms and indoor sporting and recreational facilities (excluding youth recreational sport);
• Organized indoor group recreational classes and activities, and indoor recreational businesses;
Children 11 and under who are not eligible to be immunized will be able to attend events and activities with fully immunized adults.
As we prepared for our children to return to school last week, the province mandated further safeguards to ensure all of our children were safe to return to class.
Mandatory mask usage was enacted in Manitoba schools for all grades and mandatory vaccinations for teachers and staff has also been enacted. These measures will create a safer environment for classroom learning and will also make all Manitobans safer.
Following the resignation of Premier Brian Pallister, the PC caucus selected deputy premier and Legislative and Public Affairs minister Kelvin Goertzen as the next Premier of Manitoba.
Premier Goertzen announced that five bills currently before the Legislature will not be moving forward, including the education reform Bill 64. This will allow a new leader to set their own agenda in the fall.
I welcome constituents of Red River North to contact our constituency office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 204-641-2107.
Red River North constituency report
Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.