The Province of Manitoba today launched the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System. The system is based on a series of COVID-19 indicators monitored by public health officials to give Manitobans a clear and detailed picture of the situation throughout the province at all times. Those COVID-19 indicators include health system capacity, public health capacity, risk of outbreaks in vulnerable settings and risk of importation of cases. The four colour-coded response levels are:
- (red) critical – community spread of COVID-19 is not contained and/or there are significant strains on the health-care system;
- (orange) restricted – community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring, public health measures are being taken to manage the negative impact on human health and/or the health system;
- (yellow) caution – community transmission of COVID-19 is at low levels; and
- (green) limited risk – the spread of COVID-19 is broadly contained and a vaccine and/or effective treatment is available.
The system launched with a provincewide level of ‘caution’, meaning COVID-19 is still a threat across Manitoba, but community transmission levels are low. There are multiple and isolated clusters of cases which are mostly contained.
For more information on the COVID-19 indicators and the four response levels, click here to download the full document.