In light of the news announced on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 by the Province of Manitoba tied to the ongoing global pandemic, all public health orders that are currently in effect will remain under the same status with a small exception to outdoor gatherings for at least 2 more weeks beginning this Saturday. The changes announced in the latest health orders will permit groups of up to 5 people to gather in an outdoor public or private setting in a physically distanced manner. This will keep all levels of organized basketball in Manitoba in a shutdown mode of all indoor and outdoor operations (games, practices, training, in-person meetings, etc.).
Casual or pick up basketball at outdoor public courts that are open in Manitoba must also follow these changes and can now see up to 5 people at a court in a socially distanced setting which means no games. Some courts may remain closed or have other restrictions in place and will be at the call of the school, club or park that the court is located in.
The sport of basketball in Manitoba will remain in this state, or at "Canada Basketball Return to Basketball - Phase 0", until at least Saturday June 26, 2021 or when the new health orders are updated or changed by Manitoba Public Health.
More details on these changes can be found on the Province of Manitoba website.
This article will be updated as further information on these impacts are known.