Thompson Local News

Shorter isolation times and school vaccine clinics coming to Manitoba

Manitoba Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin has announced self isolation or quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 will be reduced to 10 days from 14.

Roussin says the evidence supports the shortening of the self isolation period to allow people to get back to school and work a bit sooner and doesn't pose a signifcant risk.

Additionally, COVID-19 immunizations will be starting next week for young people at school based clinics during school hours. It will begin with low immunization areas with local health regions working with schools to set up schedules.

Public Health reported 41 new cases of COVID-19 today with 21 in Southern Health and 12 in Winnipeg, with single digits in other regions, including two in the Northern Health Region.  There are three active cases in the Thompson/Mystery Lake District.

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