Government and regulatory
No new rules for construction and rental under Manitoba lockdown
By Patrick Flannery
The Manitoba government moved the province to Code Red status on Nov. 10 as COVID cases spiked over the last week. The new restrictions are the harshest Manitobans have faced since March. However, the Manitoba Construction Association is reporting no new measures for construction businesses, which are considered essential. It says it is unclear at this time if the travel restrictions between northern and southern Manitoba will affect travel for construction purposes.
Under the new rules, essential retail businesses can stay open at 25 percent capacity. Non-essential businesses can offer curbside, delivery or e-services only. Equipment rental has been considered essential in Manitoba since the start of the pandemic, so it appears rental stores can operate normally, albeit with reduced numbers allowed in showrooms.