As of Monday, April 1, rules of doing business changed once again, bringing tighter restrictions to businesses and travel.
Those crossing Manitoba borders will find signage and check-stops. Non-essential travel is being discourage.
All measures are being taken to limit personal contact and protect Manitobans from becoming sick with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. It can be deadly and spreads very easily.
All restaurants have been ordered to close indoor seating, but take-out is being allowed. Non-essential businesses have been shuttered for the present.
Essential services include support services for agriculture and industry such as the oil patch. “We are listed as an essential service by supply hardware and supplies for agriculture and natural resources,” said Scotsmun Steel & The Nut House owner, Dean Munchinsky. But the hardware supplier has opened a service window through which business is being carried on.
Prairie Mountain Health, the region covering Virden, Brandon, Dauphin areas, has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 31. Manitoba had 103 total cases of COVID-19 and a single death.