The MHBA continues to carefully monitor the situation surrounding the spread of the coronavirus in Manitoba. The MHBA has and will continue to recommend to our members that they follow the advice of Health Canada and Manitoba Health’s public health officials.
Here is a further update on MHBA activities:
Further Manitoba Health Restrictions:
As authorized under The Public Health Act, the following measures will be in place, effective
12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30. Public gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people at any indoor or outdoor place or premises. This includes places of worship, gatherings and family events such as weddings and funerals. This does not apply to a facility where health care or social services are provided including child-care centres and homeless shelters. Retail businesses including grocery or food stores, shopping centres, pharmacies or gas stations must ensure separation of one to two metres between patrons assembling in the business. Public transportation facilities must also ensure that people assembling at the facility are reasonably able to maintain a separation of one to two metres.
Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer was clear during his announcement today that the 10 person limit does not apply to workplaces.
To read the full bulletin from the Province of Manitoba, please click HERE
To read the Backgrounder, please click HERE
MHBA COVID-19 Resources for Members:
As the Covid-19 event continues to unfold, the MHBA has set up a dedicated web page, https://www.homebuilders.mb.ca/mhba-covid-19-resource-page/, to ensure you have quick access to important information necessary to help you and your businesses navigate this tumultuous time.
This dedicated page includes links to the MHBA’s COVID-19 updates, plus a variety of health and business resources and will be updated as new information and resources are made available. We will still continue providing updates to you via email as new information becomes available to keep you as informed as possible.
CSAM has updated its resource page with additional information. You can visit the CSAM page at https://www.constructionsafety.ca/covid-19-and-manitobas-construction-industry/
There are a number of preventative measures that the MHBA have recommended that all of our members implement, whether in your offices, showrooms, worksites or show homes.
We are recommending that you implement the following best practices:
- -Post signage at your door asking those who have recently travelled internationally or those who have flu-like symptoms to reconsider entering into your show home/room;
- -Limit the number of groups/people entering your show home/room;
- -Limit the number of trades working at one time on your worksites;
- -Practice social distancing measures in your workplaces and worksites;
- -Enable those staff who can work from home to do so;
- -Keep hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes stocked and available if possible;
- -Disinfect frequently used surfaces (Door knobs, countertops, handrails, etc.) on a regular basis;
- -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.
Please share this update with your staff and discuss these important measures and the available options regarding show home hours with your staff.