Collectively, Manitoba’s residential construction industry must continue to take as many preventative measures as possible to help protect their employees and help ensure business continuity against COVID-19. 

The MHBA recommends that all members continue to implement these fundamental measures, whether in your offices, showrooms, worksites or show homes.

Show Home Operations:

All builders with show homes are required to ensure all visitors wear masks while inside their show homes until the 2022 Spring Parade of Homes has concluded.  While the provincial mask requirement will expire on March 15, we are requiring all visitors and agents to continue wearing masks for the duration of the 2022 Spring Parade of Homes.

Additionally, the MHBA is asking all members to continue implementing the show home health measures in effect for our 2022 Spring Parade of Homes to best protect visitors and your sales agents. 

These include:

  • -Limit the number of people in the show home to a maximum of 8 people (excluding the sales agent) at a time;
  • -Ensure the proper pre-screening of all visitors is being done by having them complete/answer the pre-screening declaration form questions;
  • -Ensure all visitors properly sanitize their hands upon entry;
  • -Keep visits to no longer than 15-20 minutes; and
  • -Sanitize high touch areas of the show homes frequently.

Further information and the pre-screening declaration form can be found here.

Preventative Measures:

The MHBA reminds members that your continued vigilance in taking the appropriate steps to ensure proper preventative measures are vitally important at this time. All Manitobans 5 years of age and older are eligible to be vaccinated, so please encourage your staff to consider getting fully vaccinated (including boosters) as soon as possible if they have not already done so.

The MHBA recommends that all members continue to implement these fundamental measures, whether in your offices, showrooms, worksites or show homes.

  • -Remember the fundamentals! If any employee or trade has any flu-like symptoms, no matter how minor, have them stay home;
  • -Refresh your onsite signage regarding mask wearing and employee screening as a reminder for all staff to remember the fundamentals while on the worksite;
  • -Renovator and builder members should ensure work crews/warranty and service teams are implementing a customer pre-screening process before working in occupied homes;
  • -Practice social distancing measures in all of your workplaces and worksites;
  • -Keep hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes stocked and available if possible;
  • -Have workers sanitize their hands frequently during the day;
  • -Disinfect frequently used surfaces (Door knobs, countertops, handrails, etc.) on a regular basis;
  • -Post signage at entrances to worksites, your business and show home/rooms asking those who have recently travelled internationally or those who have any flu-like symptoms to not enter; 
  • -Avoid greetings that involve touching, including shaking hands; 
  • -Wash your hands properly and frequently; and
  • -Provide disposable towels/napkins should people wash their hands in your show home/workplace. Please do not use reusable (regular) towels in your bathrooms

The MHBA will continue to provide members with updates from the Province of Manitoba on any additional changes to public health orders as they are announced.