Free facemasks are available for low-income Islanders at all Food Bank locations. The masks are three-ply, non-medical and reusable.
As of November 20, non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory in all public spaces.
Read theofficial release for a list of all Food Bank locations where masks are available.
The provincial government announced $15M in relief to allow organizations specializing in employability to provide quality services in a safe manner.
Organizations that have purchased or will need to purchase protective equipment, or that have fitted out their premises to comply with current health regulations, hired new resources or even offered training to their employees to adapt to the situation could receive a refund.
Manitoba physicians who test positive for COVID-19, develop symptoms, are exposed to a confirmed case, or required to isolate will be compensated for their sick time away from work.
The benefit will provide eligible physicians with coverage for up to 10 days of isolation at a time. Doctors will be able to make separate claims for up to 20 missed working days due to illness or exposure.
The new Small Farm Business Acceleration Pilot Program is offering funding up to $800,000 for business plan coaching for small and new farmers, as well as cost-shared funding for commercial farm infrastructure and equipment, to increase productivity and sales.
A small farm is defined as one with a total annual gross revenue of less than $60,000 in the last two years.
The province is also investing an additional $1.6 million over two years in the Beneficial Management Practices Program, which supports farmers in taking steps to better protect the air, land and water.
To be eligible, farms must have a complete environmental farm plan.