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ONLINE PROVINCIAL PANDEMIC RESPONSE SYSTEM LAUNCHED TO INFORM, GUIDE MANITOBANS ON COVID-19

The Manitoba government has launched the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, a new public health online tool that connects Manitobans with clear, timely, and more detailed and localized information about the current risk of COVID-19 and the specific measures being taken to reduce its spread, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

The #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, the first of its kind in Canada, 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. 

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