Mask use Mandated at Manitoba Hospitals and Health Centres

  • 8/26/20 10:30 AM
  • CCMB Communications and Public Affairs

Effective September 1, 2020, all visitors arriving at health care facilities will be required to wear a non-medical mask to be permitted into the site. This includes CancerCare Manitoba sites. Please see the Government of Manitoba news release for more information.

These guidelines apply to all patients, designated support persons, general visitors and tradespeople. Exceptions: children under the age of two and those determined on a case-by-case basis to be exempt for medical reasons.

Patients and registered companions are asked to bring their own masks.

If you forget your mask, or are in need of a mask, a cloth mask will be provided at the screening station when you check-in. These cloth masks are courtesy of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

CCMB staff working in clinical areas with patients are following previous Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recommendations, which includes wearing medical masks for all patient encounters. CCMB has requested that staff also wear non-medical masks in non-clinical areas.

If you have any questions about wearing a mask at CCMB, please ask our entrance screening staff or a member of your health care team.