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The COVID-19 response level on the province’s Pandemic Response System is being raised to restricted (orange) from caution (yellow) to reflect the increased severity of risk, effective Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

January 7, 2022

Manitoba Extending Prevention Orders  To Protect Against Covid-19  - - -

Nothing Off The Table, Will Act Swiftly - If Further Action Required: Gordon

All current COVID-19 prevention orders will be extended for three weeks while the province continues to gather data and monitor the impacts of the omicron variant, Health and Seniors Care Minister Audrey Gordon announced today.

“Ongoing restrictions are a challenge for many Manitobans, but remain necessary to help slow the spread of the virus and protect our health-care system,” said Gordon. “While these orders remain in place, we continue to take steps to improve supply and access to testing and other important initiatives that support our pandemic response and protect our health system. Nothing is off the table and we will act swiftly in the weeks ahead if further action is required to protect Manitobans.”

The current public health orders were set to expire on Tuesday, Jan. 11 and will be extended until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1. ICU numbers remain relatively stable and the province will continue to monitor omicron cases, their impact on the health system and outcomes here and in other jurisdictions. Manitoba continues to have some of the strictest public health orders in place in the country to help respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the minister noted.

Manitoba remains at the Restricted (Orange) level on the Pandemic Response System.

For more information about COVID-19 and the pandemic response in Manitoba, visit

Effective, December 21, 2021 at 12:01am; under the new rules, Manitobans will only be allowed to gather with 10 vaccinated people plus those living at the house indoors. If there are unvaccinated people, the limit is five plus household members. New Public Heath Orders are to remain in affect until January 11, 2022.

The other orders include:

  • Capacity limits of 25 per cent in indoor public areas or 25 people where proof of vaccine is required;
  • Outdoor gatherings will have limits of 50 people or 50 per cent capacity;
  • Gyms, movie theatres, libraries and museums will still have the vaccine requirements as well as a new 50 per cent capacity limit;
  • Restaurants guests will only be served while seated and tables are allowed to only have a capacity of 10, while the restaurants themselves will have a 50 per cent capacity limit;
  • Faith-based gatherings where proof of vaccine is required will have a 50 per cent gathering limit. If proof of vaccine isn’t required, the capacity limit will be at 25 per cent or 25 people;
  • Indoor and outdoor sports will not have tournaments. Games and practices will be allowed and spectator capacity will be reduced to 50 per cent; and
  • Large indoor events will be dropped to 50 per cent capacity.

Please visit Province of Manitoba - Pandemic Response System for more updates on COVID-19 from the Province of Manitoba.

Mask Update

The RM of Springfield require masks be worn by all public entering RM buildings.  

Playgrounds and parks / Community Centers

Parks and playgrounds are open. 

Community Services Department Programming and Services and Special Event Permits

The Community Services Department is now offering a selection of programs and recreation resources on line.   Please visit the Community Services section on the municipal website for further details. Suggestions related to programming, supports or alternative resources are also welcomed; please contact Jessie Chase to provide input. The Service to Seniors office is open and operational. The Springfield Handi-van is operating. Please contact Jessie Chase  at 204-444-6166, or email Jessie Chase, to book the van. 

Summer Programs - Registration for Summer camp is open for online registration only. Registration information can be found by visiting the Community Service Department page.

Animal Control
– remains operational.

By-Law Enforcement – remains operational.

Curbside garbage and recycling pickup – remains operational.  To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 & for the safety of our communities, collection & sorting staff, ensure medical waste like used tissues, disinfecting wipes, face masks & rubber gloves are not included in your recycling bins.

Flood Prevention Management – maintenance and prevention will continue as usual.

Fire Response – remains operational.

Transfer Stations – remain operational. RM staff and residents are asked to follow physical distancing measures.

Water & Wastewater Services – remains operational.

Important reminder regarding disinfectant wipes

Sanitary products and sanitary wipes are not to be disposed (flushed) down the sewer system. These products are to be disposed of in the garbage. Although they may say “flushable” or “septic safe” on the packaging, they are most definitely not flushable or septic safe.

These products will cause damage and blockages to either personal sewer systems (septic systems, holding tanks) and municipal sewer systems

Springfield Food Bank

The Springfield Food Bank is looking for your support during this difficult time.  The Food Bank remains open every Saturday morning and will continue to help those in our community who are struggling to put food on the table.  Your financial contribution has never been needed more.  Cheques can be dropped in the mail slot at the RM of Springfield office or sent to the following address:  

Rural Municipality of Springfield
Box 219, 100 Springfield Centre Drive
Oakbank, MB
R0E 1J0

Please make cheques payable to the RM of Springfield with a note attached asking that the proceeds are directed to the Springfield Food Bank.  A receipt will be provided for income tax purposes.