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Province of Manitoba Message Regarding COVID-19

Posted: March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly worldwide with more countries reporting cases and an overall increase in case numbers. Manitoba announced its first laboratory-confirmed presumptive positive COVID-19 case on March 12.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we all have a role to play in slowing its spread and minimizing its impact on our health care system and in our communities. Social distancing strategies are now being recommended to all Manitobans to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Those at the greatest risk of severe outcomes include those over 65 years of age, those with underlying medical conditions and those with compromised immune systems.  Public health officials are also reminding all Manitobans to frequently wash their hands, cough and sneeze into their sleeves and to stay home when sick.

Social distancing strategies for all Manitobans include:

•    minimizing prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two metres) contact between other individuals in public;

•    avoiding greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;

•    disinfecting frequently used surfaces;

•    following public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus; and

•    considering avoiding travel, crowded places and events, especially if you are at higher risk.

The Rural Municipality of Rosser will take its lead from the Province of Manitoba and Public Health Officials. For ongoing provincial updates please visit:

For Province of Manitoba answers to frequently asked questions visit: