The phased reopening of Manitoba’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, announced Wednesday by Premier Brian Pallister, means a number of businesses previously labeled as ‘non-essential’ can open their doors as of Monday.
This first phase includes therapeutic and medical services, as well as non-urgent surgery and diagnostic procedures.
“Critical public health measures and travel restrictions remain. Priority elective surgeries have been restarted, diagnostics screening will resume and some non-essential businesses will reopen but must limit occupancy to 50 per cent of normal business levels or one person per 10 square metres, whichever is lower,” the province said in a statement.
Some medical practitioners, however, have remained open throughout the pandemic.
Dr. Steven Gall, president of the Manitoba Chiropractors Association, told 680 CJOB that the majority of his members have stayed open, treating essential service workers as well as urgent and emergent cases.
“From the outset, with the health orders, we’ve really diligently adhered to those,” said Gall.
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