As of August 7, 2021 Manitoba has moved into the caution (yellow) level of its pandemic response system — with significant easing of restrictions previously imposed by public health orders.
The province has removed the mandatory mask requirement for indoor public spaces, and is instead strongly recommending masks in indoor public settings for everyone who is not fully vaccinated — including children under 12. The province also recommends keeping a physical distance of two metres at all times in indoor public spaces. In light of these changes, your Construction Safety Association of Manitoba will continue to follow our current best practice guidelines, as outlined here:
- CSAM Office Procedures – Best Practices
- Construction Education Centre – Best Practices
- Construction Education Centre – Client Check-In Procedure
- CSAM Site Visits – Best Practices
When visiting CSAM facilities or interacting with CSAM personnel, this means that we would ask you to wear a mask where physical distancing of two metres is not possible. When visiting the Construction Education Centre for training or meetings, we will continue with our client check-in procedure, class/meeting size limitations, hygiene protocols, and ask that you wear your mask in common areas, such as hallways and washrooms, when physical distancing is not possible.
We remind you of the continued importance of practicing rigorous personal hygiene including frequent hand washing, practicing physical distancing, and staying home when sick.
The current public health order also encourages workplaces to transition from COVID-19 safety plans to general communicable disease prevention plans, which should focus on basic principles to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the workplace. Our best practices as linked above can help you in building a communicable disease prevention plan. As always, if you need assistance, we are here to help! Please call 204-775-3171 in Winnipeg or 204-728-3456 in Brandon to speak with a safety advisor.
CSAM will continue to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 in our province and the guidelines being recommended from the Government of Manitoba. We will remain flexible and agile in response to changes and in servicing your needs.