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Premier Brian Pallister begins today's presser by saying, "Today's good news."
Pallister thanks Manitobans, says we've stuck to the fundamentals and those fundamentals will move us forward.

Today isn't a victory lap, but a celebration of what's been done.
No room for complacency, there must be no room for a COVID comeback.
As of May 4, a variety of non-essential health-care and retail businesses will have the option to reopen under strict guidelines.
All businesses and venues will be required to continue following social distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers.
Size restrictions of public and private gatherings of no more than 10 people will remain in place. Everyone is expected to continue to follow social distancing rules at all times and to stay home if they are sick.
Travel restrictions will remain in place such as avoiding all non-essential travel outside of Manitoba, and requirements for self-isolation for 14 days following travel will continue.
Phase 1 - MAY 4
Phase 2 - no earlier than June 1
Mass gatherings such as concerts, summer festivals and major sporting events will not be considered before September 2020, Roussin noted.

Schools will remain closed.
Size gathering restrictions will be revisited mid-May.
Golf is included in outdoor recreation, which will re-open on May 4.
Pallister said there was harmony between himself and Dr. Brent Roussin when it comes to these plans.
Hair salons allowed open, other personal hygiene places are not. How does one ensure distancing and one doesn't?

Pallister said rules are very detailed and public inspections will be ramped up.
Guidelines for hair salons are long:
Guidelines for museums, libraries and galleries:
Guidelines for golf course and other outdoor recreation services:
Guidelines for parks, campgrounds, yurts and cabins:
Guidelines for restaurants, who can re-open patios.
Guidelines for retail businesses
Guidelines for therapeutic and health-care services:
Schools will not reopen, Pallister says again. Volume makes social distancing impossible. Says it's a tough issue, given lower spread in children.
Some of the guidelines that will apply to all those re-opening is strict adherence to social distancing, sick employees must stay home, regulated lines, customer screening
Penalties for violations for individuals or corporations under the legislation range from fines of up to $50,000 or $500,000 and/or six months or up to a year imprisonment.
Tickets can also be issued for violations under any of the orders in the amount of $486 for individuals and $2,542 for corporations.
Pallister said further assistance from shuttered day cares is needed. Said good response when initial pleas went out. Need more now.
Pallister essentially says you can visit family members, friends, etc. The 10-person gathering limits are still in place, and he says if you're thinking of visiting someone with a compromised immune system, you shouldn't.
Pallister said the judgement of Manitobans is critical going forward.
Pallister says a transitional group will be announced later to guide getting the province back to normal. Will include schools, K-12 and post-secondary, and economic stuff.
Presser is over.
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