In light of the news announced on Friday November 6, 2020 by the Province of Manitoba that moved the Southern Health region to the "Critical / Red" Pandemic Response System, all Basketball Manitoba sanctioned and insured programs and activities taking place in the Southern Health region will cease to operate effective immediately.  The stoppage of all basketball activities in the Southern Health Region will remain paused until a time the health status is changed from Red to Orange and is expected to run for at least 2 weeks.  This move mirrors the news announced form last week that affected the Winnipeg Metro area.  

All other health regions of Manitoba, including Prairie Mountain Health, Interlake–Eastern and Northern health regions remain in the "Orange" level which will result in any and all Basketball Manitoba sanctioned and insured programs and activities being returned to Phase 2.0 of the Basketball Manitoba Return to Play status, meaning no shared equipment and all players / coaches must maintain social distancing at all times with a maximum of 2 players be hoop.  

As news on this develops, this article will be updated.  



Note: The colours shown on the map do not reflect the current health status of the area and are included for geographical reference only. 


COVID-19 Update: Southern Health Region moving to Critical - Red

Friday, November 6, 2020


Today, Manitoba’s public health officials announced the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region is being upgraded to Critical - Red under the Pandemic Response System

 effective Monday, November 9, 2020.

These are the same restrictions currently in place in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and the new restrictions taking effect on Monday for Southern Health-Santé Sud Region include:

  • Sports and recreation programming will be suspended.
  • All recreational facilities, group sports, arcades, bowling, etc. suspended.
  • All indoor and outdoor sport facilities closed.
  • Gyms and fitness centres will have reduced capacity to 25 per cent and masks will be mandatory, even while exercising

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to not socialize with people from outside their household, to significantly reduce the number of close contacts, and avoid closed-in or crowded spaces.

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 and additional measures announced today.

Public health officials are also advising the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region and Southern Health–Santé Sud region that anyone who is symptomatic, or has a household member who is symptomatic, the entire household needs to self-isolate pending COVID-19 test results. The symptomatic individual needs to stay in their own room and, if possible, use their own bathroom and not use common areas. Exemptions are in place for asymptomatic household members if they are an essential worker required to wear PPE while at work such as health-care workers or first responders. For information on self-isolation, visit

We will continue to update you as we receive new information.

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