COVID-19 daily updates - Tuesday, May 12


1:13 p.m.  One new COVID-19 case in Manitoba; Actives case sit at 32

Public health officials advise one new case of COVID-19 has been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. The total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba is 290.

The data also shows:
•    four individuals are currently hospitalized, with one individual in intensive care; 
•    32 active cases and 251 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19; and
•    the number of deaths due to COVID-19 remains at seven.

As of yesterday, an additional 418 laboratory tests were performed. This brings the total number of tests performed since early February to 31,440. 

The additional case is related to the workplace cluster in the Prairie Mountain Health region, bringing the total to 11 cases. There is no cause for concern and this is not unexpected as public health officials continue to investigate and trace contacts. Affected staff and their close contacts are self-isolating, and public health officials are continuing with detailed contact tracing.

Restoring Safe Services:  Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery is available at Businesses with questions about how the new orders apply to them should visit

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at:


11:11 a.m. Province doubles its support to Green Team projects

The Manitoba government is providing up to $10 million, nearly double the amount invested in 2019, to support community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks delivering Green Team projects this upcoming summer, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

“We recognize the important role played by community-based organizations across the province in building communities that are thriving and sustainable,” said Pallister. “This investment will help students gain critical work experience, support employers during the response and recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, and build our economy.”

Green Team grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and municipal governments to hire youth and young adults to work on community projects between May and August. 

To aid in Manitoba’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, Green Team funding of up to $10 million is expected to support over 2,000 jobs. To receive funding, organizations must comply with physical distancing requirements and practices for the pandemic as directed by the chief provincial public health officer. Organizations that cannot comply with public health orders will be invited to resubmit alternative work proposals that engage employees in meaningful work that supports community and economic development.

“Green Team grants benefit our communities while giving young Manitobans excellent opportunities to gain valuable work experience,” said Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires.  “Projects are incredibly diverse, providing non-profit organizations with 100 per cent of wage costs and municipal governments with 50 per cent of wage costs.”

The program is split into multiple streams including urban (Winnipeg) and hometown (all other municipalities), as well as provincial parks that will provide jobs for people between the ages of 15 and 29.

Participants will work on a variety of community development projects that improve neighbourhoods, promote community involvement and help develop young leaders. Green Team funding through Manitoba Conservation and Climate also supports provincial parks by creating positions for applicants interested in working with wildlife or in forestry, or in assisting at interpretive centres.

To further enhance Manitoba’s economic recovery, the province has reopened the intake for Green Team. 

For more information on the urban and hometown Green Team programs, visit and for information on the provincial park Green Team program, visit

A comprehensive list of Manitoba government COVID-19 measures can be found at: