State of Emergency Extended

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On March 20, the Manitoba government declared a province wide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act, to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This state of emergency is being extended for an additional 30 days.

This builds on the expansion of public health orders that limit the size of gatherings, close restaurants and non-critical businesses, require people entering Manitoba to self-isolate for 14 days and restrict travel to northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel of latitude).

Extending the state of emergency will ensure measures can stay in place to protect the health of people across the province.

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Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-833-701-0445 to be screened to see if a test is required. For up-to-date information on community screening sites, visit:

The new booking  line for COVID-19 appointment in Portage la prairie is:  1-833-701-0445.

For more information and to access the online screening tool for COVID-19, visit:

The full list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:


For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-945-4916.