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March 17, 2020

The #COVID19 pandemic is a global challenge that’s having a real impact on all the Western Canadian communities Co-op serves.

Twin Valley Co-op is monitoring this situation closely, and is reviewing preparedness efforts to remain stable and safe throughout this challenging time. Updates will be published in conjunction with the changes in public health orders.


Ongoing Updates through the Manitoba Government Website:

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit Manitoba Government website, Restart MB.


October 1, 2021 — COVID Update

Manitoba is taking additional steps to protect Manitobans and maintain health services, including non-COVID-19 care, during a fourth wave of the pandemic, Health and Seniors Care Minister Audrey Gordon and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced today.

To increase COVID-19 preparedness and address the fourth wave, the province is taking three new steps to help reduce COVID-19 transmission:
  • moving to the restricted (orange) level on the Pandemic Response System;
  • introducing additional public health orders that expand requirements for proof of immunization and reduce gathering sizes when unvaccinated individuals are present; and
  • implementing new patient protocols to ensure additional health system capacity when needed.

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. Roussin noted the move to the restricted (orange) level will not affect schools. Schools will remain at the caution (yellow) level at this time to ensure youth can remain in school as much as possible. At this time, public health officials continue to recommend a school-specific approach when risk is identified.

New public health orders will allow fully vaccinated Manitobans to continue to enjoy as much freedom and as few restrictions as possible. Unvaccinated individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated will now be more restricted in their activities. This includes:

· limiting private indoor gatherings for households to guests from one other household when any unvaccinated person who is eligible to be vaccinated is present on the property (even if the unvaccinated person lives at that location);

· limiting private outdoor gatherings for households to 10 guests when any unvaccinated person who is eligible to be vaccinated is present on the property (even if the unvaccinated person lives at that location);

· reducing indoor public gathering group sizes to 25 people or 25 per cent capacity, whichever is lower, for gatherings that include unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated, including weddings and funerals; and

· setting indoor group sizes for faith-based gatherings to 25 people or 33 per cent capacity, whichever is greater, for gatherings that include unvaccinated people who are eligible to be vaccinated.

Fully immunized Manitobans and those under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine may gather without capacity limits in each of these areas. Household gatherings, weddings, funerals and faith-based gatherings can occur for fully vaccinated individuals and those under 12 without any restrictions.

For example, faith-based gatherings may take place with a choice of services at their discretion for fully immunized worshippers (no restrictions) or unvaccinated worshippers (restricted capacity as set out above). In addition, gated or controlled events and gatherings where proof of vaccination is required will continue to be permitted.

The public health orders will also:

· reduce all outdoor public gathering sizes to 50 people; and

· move retail capacity to 50 per cent in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in this region.

The new orders will come into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 12:01 a.m., with an additional one-week grace period for weddings and funerals already scheduled to minimize disruption.

Future changes may include requiring all those eligible to be vaccinated to provide proof of vaccination to participate in indoor recreational activities and allowing partially vaccinated youth aged 12 to 17 (with one vaccine dose) to participate. Conversations will continue with sports organizations and other stakeholders to seek feedback.

For more information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19.


August 27, 2021  COVID Update 

New public health orders are being implemented at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, that will require individuals to wear a mask in all indoor public places, including schools.

Twin Valley Co-op locations will be posting signage regarding mandatory mask usage as per public health orders, effective August 28th.

#staywell #bekind




August 5, 2021 — Covid Update:

Public health officials advise that effective Saturday, August 7, the provincial response level will be moving from Restricted 🔶 to Caution ⚠️ on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

This change reflects the low to moderate spread of #Covid19MB. See more info on the Manitoba government website:

https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=51998&posted=2021-08-03&fbclid=Iw...


Regarding Twin Valley Co-op Locations - Effective August 7, 2021:



With continued improvement in the overall COVID-19 situation, the premier noted the interim orders only restrict the most high-risk transmission environments. Public health recommendations and guidance, rather than restrictions, will play an increasingly significant role as the province prepares for a shift from pandemic to endemic COVID-19.

Specifically, the new public health orders will allow the following sectors to open without restrictions:
• indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences;
• gyms and fitness centres;
• libraries;
• personal services such as hair and nail salons;
• day camps; and
• retail businesses, markets, garden centres and malls.

Other sectors will open with limited restrictions including:
• expanded capacity limits will remain in place for weddings, funerals and other public gatherings both indoors and outdoors including larger capacity limits for worship and cultural events like pow wows;
• restaurants and bars will no longer need to restrict the size or space between tables and dining will not be restricted to households or vaccinated individuals; however, patrons will still be expected to avoid congregating or socializing between tables;
• museums, galleries and movie theatres will remain limited to 50 per cent capacity but will no longer be restricted to vaccinated individuals;
• casinos and bingo halls, professional sporting events, horse and auto racing, and concert halls will continue to be limited to vaccinated individuals; however, all these facilities may now open to 100 per cent capacity;
• indoor and outdoor sports and recreation will fully reopen with limits only on spectator capacity;
• overnight camps will be permitted with limits on camper cohorts;
• workplaces must continue to report cases to government for followup and public health-confirmed transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace may result in workplaces being ordered to close for a minimum of 10 days; and
• remote working will no longer be required or recommended by public health and workplaces will be encouraged to transition from COVID-19 safety plans to a general communicable disease prevention plan that focuses on basic risk-reduction principles to reduce the risk of workplace transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.


July 14, 2021 — Covid Update:

Milestone Two - Effective Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Under the second phase of the 4-3-2 One Great Summer Reopening Path, most facilities may now open to 50 per cent capacity, allowing more people to gather indoors and outdoors, shop, dine-out, visit cultural and recreational facilities and more. Fully immunized Manitobans who have received two vaccination doses at least two weeks ago, may enjoy even more benefits under new public health orders.

Specifically, the new public health orders will now allow the following:

  • indoor gatherings at private residences are permitted to a maximum of 5 people, plus the household members;
  • indoor gatherings in public spaces are permitted to a maximum of 25 people;
  • outdoor gatherings on private property increase to a maximum of 25 people;
  • public outdoor gatherings increase to a maximum of 150 people;
  • retail businesses increase to 50 per cent capacity or 500 people, whichever is lower; (Twin Valley Co-op)
  • restaurants, licensed premises and food court capacities expand to 50 per cent capacity:
    • outdoor maximum table size remains at 8 people;
    • patrons may only sit together indoors if they are from the same household or if all patrons 12 years of age or older are fully immunized (unvaccinated children under 12 may dine with fully vaccinated members of their household in this case);
    • opening hours extend to midnight;
    • the requirement to purchase food when ordering alcohol no longer applies;
    • VLTs may be operate with all other restaurant/bar rules applying (two-metre distance, only households or fully vaccinated people seated together);
  • personal services (haircuts and styling, nail salons, estheticians and massage) continue at 50 per cent capacity; however, appointments are no longer required;
  • dance, theatre, and music school capacities increase to 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 25 people per group;
    indoor sporting facilities may host groups up to a maximum of 25 people, interaction between groups and tournaments are not permitted;
  • day camp capacity increases to groups of 25, joint activities between groups and overnight camps are prohibited;
    outdoor recreation including games and practices may take place to maximum group size of 50 people; spectators are permitted and do not count towards this capacity limit; tournaments are not permitted;
  • gym and fitness centre capacities expand to 50 per cent capacity; masks and increased physical distancing (three metres) are still required;
  • outdoor weddings and funerals may include up to 150 participants in addition to photographers and officiants; indoor weddings or funerals increase to 25 people in addition to photographers and officiants;
  • libraries may open to 50 per cent capacity to a maximum of 150 people, whichever is lower;
  • faith-based and cultural gatherings (pow wows, sun dances) may expand to 50 per cent capacity or 150 people indoors, whichever is lower; masks and physical distancing between households is still required;
    • if the facility design allows, the capacity limits may be applied to different physical spaces within the venue;
    • outdoor faith-based and cultural gatherings permitted up to 150 people and drive-in services continue to be permitted without restriction;
  • the following may now reopen for fully immunized people only, to a maximum capacity of 50 per cent: movie theatres; bingo halls, VLT lounges and casinos, and museums and galleries;
    • museums operate under the fully vaccinated requirement when open to the public as a museum, both indoors and out, and if the museum is used as a private venue for another purpose (e.g. wedding), then the appropriate orders apply;
    • unvaccinated children under 12 may attend/visit these facilities/events (as appropriate) if accompanied by fully vaccinated members of their household;
  • large-scale, outdoor professional sports or performing arts events may operate with capacities up to 100 per cent after developing an approved event plan in consultation with public health.

In all cases, following the COVID-19 fundamentals, including indoor mask use and physical distancing, is still required to protect the health and well-being of all Manitobans. These orders will remain in effect until Saturday August 7th, 2021.


June 23, 2021 — Covid Update:

Effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 26, Manitoba will move to Level Orange Restricted and all Manitobans will benefit from these changes, including:

· outdoor gathering sizes on private property to double to 10 persons, and to allow outdoor visitors to briefly access homes for essential activities (e.g. to use a washroom);
· public outdoor gathering sizes to increase to 25 persons;
· retail businesses to open with increased capacity at 25 per cent to a limit of 250 persons, with no restrictions on the number of household members permitted to shop together;
· personal service businesses (hair and nail salons, estheticians, barbers, etc.) to reopen at 50 per cent capacity, on an appointment basis only;
· restaurants and bars to reopen at 25 per cent capacity for indoors and 50 per cent for outdoor dining. For indoor dining, patrons seated together must be from the same household unless all patrons at the table are fully immunized. Patrons who are fully immunized and from different households may dine together. For outdoor dining, tables are limited to a maximum of 8 patrons and can be from different households regardless of immunization status;
· indoor faith-based services and organized community gatherings (e.g. pow wows, sun dance ceremonies) to resume at 25 per cent capacity to a limit of 25 persons with masks worn at all times;
· outdoor faith-based and organized community gatherings (e.g. pow wows, sun dance ceremonies) to resume for up to 50 persons, provided distance can be maintained between households. Drive-in services continue to be permitted;
· outdoor weddings and funerals may take place with up to 25 participants, in addition to photographer and officiants. Indoor weddings and funerals remain limited to 10 persons;
· indoor dance, music, theatre and other organized sports and recreation activities may reopen at 25 per cent capacity to a limit of five persons, with no tournaments allowed;
· outdoor dance, music and theatre classes and other organized recreation activities may reopen for groups up to 25 people, with no tournaments allowed;
· swimming and wading pools, both indoor and outdoor, may reopen at 25 per cent capacity;
· gyms and fitness facilities may reopen for individual and group fitness classes at 25 per cent capacity with three metres distance maintained between patrons; and;
· summer day camps may reopen to a maximum of 20 participants in groups.

Following the COVID-19 safety fundamentals, including indoor mask use and physical distancing, is still required.

The orders are scheduled to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, the next milestone in the 4-3-2 One Great Summer Reopening Path. However, reopening capacities may be increased earlier if vaccination rate goals are reached sooner and the province’s overall COVID-19 situation continues to improve.

Twin Valley Co-op signage will reflect these changes on Saturday June 26th to adhere to the 25% capacity. Thank you for your understanding and for doing your part to flatten the curve.


June 10, 2021 — Covid Update:

Manitoba Government has revealed the 4321 reopening plan for Manitobans. As of this date, Twin Valley Co-op remains at 10% capacity at all TVC locations.  More info can be found here:

https://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/prs/reopening/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1SMZbizRGQ262PKKqD52JLfaZr-8TE_UmWl6Bxbh_7FC8uGKj6rvqltUk




June 9, 2021 — Covid Update:

A new set of public health orders start on Saturday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. and include provisions for outdoor gatherings with up to five people in public spaces and on private property.

All other restrictions remain in place.

Although the public health orders allow for outdoor gatherings, people are reminded to minimize the number of people they interact with as much as possible during this time. Physical distancing and masks are recommended in outdoor settings for non-household members. While the risk of transmitting COVID-19 in outdoor settings is lower than indoors, transmission can still occur when there is close contact.

The new orders will remain in effect until Saturday, June 26, at 12:01 a.m. For a full listing of the current health orders, all of which will remain in effect, visit:https://manitoba.ca/covid19/prs/index.html.


May 27, 2021 — Covid Update:

New, strengthened public health orders are being put in place for the next two weeks to encourage Manitobans to stay at home to reduce COVID-19 transmission rates and to help protect the health-care system, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced today.

“Manitobans must stay home as much as possible for the next two weeks so our hospitals and our medical teams have the capacity to care for Manitobans when they need it,” said Pallister. “These measures, which are the most stringent public health orders in the country, are necessary to protect and safeguard Manitoba lives. We need the full participation of all Manitobans for these strict public health measures to work so we can bend our COVID curve back down and get back to doing some of the things we love and miss.”

A new set of public health orders start on Saturday, May 29 at 12:01 a.m. and include:
• indoor public gatherings are not permitted and visitors are not permitted on private property, except in certain circumstances;
• requirements for employers to allow employees to work from home as much as possible;
• outdoor gatherings with anyone from outside a household are not allowed and this applies to all recreation spaces including playgrounds, golf courses, parks and sports fields;
• retail businesses may only operate at 10 per cent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, and only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children or someone who requires a caregiver;
• increased requirements for malls to manage capacity and access to eliminate gatherings and ensure compliance with shopping; and
• many businesses and organizations will remain closed for in-person service, including gyms and fitness clubs, restaurants and bars, personal service businesses, museums, galleries and libraries.

Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools currently learning remotely in the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon, and in the Red River Valley and Garden Valley school divisions, will continue until June 7. Schools in Dauphin will continue remote learning until June 9.

Additionally, the chief provincial public health officer will utilize health-hazard orders to close businesses, if necessary, where there are multiple cases and transmission is a risk.

The new orders will remain in effect until Saturday, June 12, at 12:01 a.m. For a full listing of the current health orders, all of which will remain in effect, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/prs/index.html.


May 25, 2021 — Covid Update:

All measures in the current public health orders have been extended until 12:01am on Saturday, May 29th, 2021.

Twin Valley Co-op retail stores thank you in advance for adhering to the new restrictions of one shopper per family, per guidelines.


May 20, 2021  Covid Update:

Additional public health orders will come into effect this Saturday to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the strain on the health-care system, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced today.

The following additional public health order restrictions will be in effect on Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m.:
• outdoor gatherings with anyone from outside a household are no longer allowed and this applies to all recreation spaces including playgrounds, golf courses, parks and sports fields; and
• only one person per household will be allowed to enter a business, with some exceptions, such as a single parent with children, or someone who requires a caregiver.

The new changes to public health orders will be in place until 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26.

Twin Valley Co-op retail stores thank you in advance for adhering to the new restrictions of one shopper per family, per guidelines.


May 9, 2021 — Covid Update:

As a proactive measure and to mitigate increasing transmission of COVID-19, all kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in the City of Winnipeg and the City of Brandon will move to remote learning effective Wednesday, May 12 until May 30, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced today.

For schools remaining open in other parts of Manitoba, the following additional measures will be implemented during this period:
• schools with multiple cases (outside of same household cases) will be moved proactively to remote learning as per existing guidance;
• school officials can require students and/or staff who are showing symptoms to stay home for 10 days and encourage them to seek testing. Household members without symptoms should also self-isolate (quarantine) until the sick individual’s test result is received;
• all extra-curricular activities, organized sports and off-site activities are suspended, except for physically-distanced walks/runs in the local community;
• no indoor singing and no indoor use of wind instruments will be allowed; and
• all other public health measures will remain in effect.


May 8, 2021 — Covid Update:

Strict new public health orders to close restaurants, bars, patios, gyms, fitness centres, museums and day camps as well as restrict retail capacity will come into effect on Sunday to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the strain on the health-care system, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced today.

“Despite having some of the strictest public health restrictions and enforcement measures in the country, Manitoba’s COVID case numbers continue to rise, and this is concerning for all of us," said Pallister. "All Manitobans must continue to do their part to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community. We recognize the next few weeks will be challenging, but these additional measures are necessary to halt the spread of this deadly virus and protect Manitobans and our health care system.”

The following additional public health order restrictions will be in effect on Sunday, May 9 at 12:01 a.m. for a period of three weeks:
• outdoor gatherings in public places that include people from multiple households are limited to a maximum of five people;
• restaurants, bars and patios will close to in-person dining but can still provide take-out and delivery services;
• gyms and fitness centres will close;
• casinos remain closed and VLTs will close;
• museums, galleries and libraries will close;
• indoor community, cultural and religious gatherings are prohibited;
• personal services such as estheticians, barbers, salons and tanning salons will close;
• indoor sports and recreation, including after-school activities, will close;
• outdoor sports and recreation activities will have a maximum of five participants and organized team games will not be permitted;
• dance, theatre and music schools will close;
• day camps will close;
• retail stores, markets and garden centres will be able to open at 10 per cent capacity, to a maximum of 100 people, and malls will be open to a maximum of 10 per cent of the facility’s capacity; and
• self-help gatherings will have a maximum of 10 participants.

Changes to the orders will be in effect until Sunday, May 30. 

Twin Valley Co-op has adjusted their in-store signage to reflect what each store is allowed for occupancy. Thank you for your patience and understanding; stay well.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.


April 26, 2021 —  Covid Update:

Today, Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba's Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, announced stricter public health orders amid Manitoba's 3rd wave and the increasing virulence and presence of variants of concern.

As of 12:01 AM, April 28 for a period of four weeks (expiry on May 26):

• no visitors allowed to private households either indoors or outdoors with certain exceptions incl. allowing one visitor for people who live alone;
• no indoor gatherings permitted and outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people allowed in public outdoor spaces only;
• faith-based gatherings limited to 25 per cent capacity or a maximum of 10 people, whichever is lower, with indoor mask use required at all times;
• patio dining restricted to groups of four people only with no household restrictions;
• food courts in malls and shopping centres required to close;
• gyms and fitness centres continue to be limited to 25 per cent capacity, but individuals, patrons and staff will be required to maintain physical distancing of three metres (nine feet) from others;
• spectators at outdoor sports and recreation facilities limited to one parent/caregiver spectator per youth participant, if physical distancing of two metres (six ft.) is maintained;
• dance, theatre and music schools will continue to be limited to 25 per cent capacity, but the new orders will limit the maximum number of people on site to 10 with one parent/caregiver spectator per youth participant, if physical distancing of two m (six ft.) is maintained;
• personal service business will be able to continue to operate at 50 per cent capacity, but appointments required;
• day camps permitted to have up to 10 children indoors and outdoors; and
• retail stores limited to 25 per cent of the capacity of the store or up to 250 patrons, whichever is lower, and malls limited to 25 per cent of the facility’s capacity.

Twin Valley Co-op will have signage at all locations that will indicate the number of customers allowed in the store at one time. Stay safe, we can get through this together.


April 19th, 2021 — Covid Update:

The following additional public health order restrictions will be in effect on Tuesday, April 20 at 12:01 a.m.:
• all households may only have two designated visitors indoors;
• outdoor gatherings on public and private property limited to a maximum of 10 people including household members;
• faith-based gatherings limited to 25 per cent capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower, with indoor masks orders in place except while household groups are seated at a service, are appropriately distanced from other groups and are not singing; and
• weddings and funerals reduced to 10 people, in addition to an officiant and photographer.

The following additional public health order restriction will be in effect on Wednesday, April 21 at 12:01 a.m.:
• Retail stores must be limited to one-third the capacity of the store or up to 333 patrons, whichever is lower and malls will be limited to 33 per cent of the facility’s capacity.

Changes to the orders are scheduled to be in effect until Wednesday, May 12.


March 26, 2021 — Covid Update

The Manitoba Government announced the province will remain at the ‘critical’ (red) level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Following feedback from Manitobans, only a limited number of the options proposed late last week will be implemented in the next round of public health orders. The following changes to public health orders go into effect on Friday, March 26 at 12:01 a.m. and will expire on April 15:

• increasing gathering limits at outdoor public places to 25 from 10 people;
• increasing gathering limits at weddings and funerals to 25 from 10 people;
• maintaining the capacity limits for retail stores at 50 per cent, but expanding the in-store limits to a 500-person capacity, whichever is lower, with other public health measures still in effect; and
• relaxing rules for drive-in events to allow people to leave their vehicles while still observing public health measures

Note: Changes to indoor or outdoor gathering sizes at personal residences or in restaurants will not be introduced, as prolonged contact has a higher risk of transmitting the virus.

Additional changes may be considered after spring break, Passover and Easter if data supports making further reopening efforts.



March 2, 2021 Covid Update

Following a request for public feedback on a variety of proposed changes to the current public health orders, the Manitoba government announced today moving forward to reopen some activities and services while ensuring protecting Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens and the health-care system remains the top priority.

The following changes go into effect March 5 at 12:01am and will expire on March 25:
Business, Retail and Restaurants:
any types of business to be able to operate with the exception of indoor theatres, indoor concert halls, casinos and bingo halls;
  retail stores, malls and personal services to have increased capacity limits of up to 50 per cent or 250 people, whichever is lower, with other public health measures still in effect;
  restaurants and licensed premises to have increased capacity limits of up to 50 per cent, with the requirement for tables to sit with only household members, and other public health measures still in effect;
  businesses other than casinos to resume operating video lottery terminals, with physical distancing measures and barriers in place; and
professional theatre groups, dance companies, symphonies and operas to resume rehearsals that are not accessible to members of the public.

Twin Valley Co-op remains committed to following these new guidelines.

For full information on the Manitoba Government Covid-19 update; please click the link above under Ongoing Updates.


February 9, 2021 — Covid Update

Following feedback from Manitobans and advice from public health leaders, the province is loosening a variety of restrictions while ensuring protocols are in place to protect Manitobans from the risks of COVID-19.  The orders will formalize the following changes for all of Manitoba, replacing the General COVID-19 Prevention Orders made on Jan. 28 and the Northern Manitoba COVID-19 Prevention Orders made on Feb. 1, 2021.

The orders will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 12 and will last for three weeks.

The new orders also bring the entire province under the same restrictions, where the northern region had previously been under separate orders to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the region.  All of Manitoba remains in Critical Red Level.

To view the latest changes to the provincial guidelines, please visit:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/orders/index.html


January 26, 2021 — Covid Update

The public health orders will be amended on Jan. 29 to specify that anyone entering Manitoba from anywhere in Canada will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes those entering from northern and Western Canada, and from west of Terrace Bay in Ontario, which under previous health orders did not require self-isolation.

Current exemptions to self-isolation measures are still in effect including those traveling for essential interprovincial work and people travelling for medical purposes. There will also continue to be exemptions for people who regularly travel to and from communities near the borders for essential purposes.


January 21, 2021 — Covid Update

Previous restrictions in the orders will remain, with the following changes in effect beginning Jan. 23 for the Winnipeg (except for Churchill), Southern Health–Santé Sud, Interlake–Eastern and Prairie Mountain Health regions:

• household limits: orders will be expanded to allow increased personal connections to support the well-being of Manitobans by allowing:
 - two designated people (family or friends) to visit a household under a new ‘rule of two’;
- outdoor visits of up to five people only plus members of a household on an outdoor private property; and
- funerals to have up to 10 people in addition to the officiant under clear COVID-19 protection protocols.
• retail operations: orders will be expanded to eliminate the essential items list, allowing all stores to open for the sale of products provided they maintain physical distancing and occupancy limits of 25 per cent only or a maximum of 250 people, whichever is lower.
• health and personal services: orders will be expanded to allow for the operation of basic services that promote physical and mental health for Manitobans:
 - non-regulated health services, such as pedorthists and reflexologists, to reopen with adequate physical distancing and requirements to collect information for contact tracing purposes; and
 - barber shops and hair stylists to reopen at 25 per cent capacity with adequate physical distancing and requirements to collect information for contact tracing purposes.

As steps are taken toward a safe, gradual reopening to protect Manitobans, the province will continue to engage Manitobans to provide their feedback via EngageMB, Pallister noted.

Pallister reiterated the province will monitor COVID-19 developments carefully and will make further adjustments to ease restrictions or re-impose restrictions depending on Manitobans’ collective success in keeping COVID-19 at bay.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.


January 19, 2021 — Covid Update

The Manitoba Government will release more details on Thursday Jan 21st regarding changes to the public health orders for Manitoba. Our Twin Valley Co-op team is awaiting more news as to what this means for our locations selling non-essential items.


January 8, 2021 Covid Update

Manitoba remains at the 🛑 Critical Level on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System and public health orders have been extended to January 22, 2021. To learn more about the measures in place, visit https://bit.ly/36xEI51. #MBPRS #Covid19MB
Provincial Public Health Orders Extended for Two Weeks with Minor Adjustments https://bit.ly/2Xlf4w7


December 8, 2020 — Covid Update

Current #Covid19MB public health orders extended from December 12 until January 8, 2021, through the holiday season.

Some changes being made effective December 12 based on feedback from public, stakeholders and enforcement officials. Province Extends Public Health Orders Ahead of the Holidays, With Minor Adjustments https://bit.ly/37K5WpU

The chief provincial public health officer urges Manitobans to only leave their homes for essential purposes. When leaving the house to obtain essentials, be sure to physically distance, wear a mask in indoor public places and avoid crowded spaces. Do not leave the home if you are sick, or when any member of your family is sick. Further, do not socialize with anyone from outside your household.

Our Twin Valley Co-op stores remain committed to following public health guidelines while adapting to phone order, curbside pickups and deliveries. Thank you for your patience and for shopping local.


November 20, 2020 — Covid Update

Thank you for your patience as you visit our Twin Valley Co-op stores. We are open at 25% capacity and selling essential items only in-store.

Please remember to wear masks, and social distance 6 feet apart from everyone. We continue to do extra cleaning and sanitizing to follow public health orders. We will get through this together ❤️

#ShopLocalMB #lovemycoop #staywell



November 19, 2020 — Covid Update

New public health orders come into effect Nov. 20. Social contacts are limited to your household only. Businesses can only sell essential items. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/32ZQlkm. #MBPRS #Covid19MB


November 12, 2020 — Covid Update

All of Twin Valley Co-ops retail locations are considered essential service. As such, our capacity for customers in our locations is to be at 25% until further notice. Each location will have a sign which indicates the number of customers allowed in-store at a time. We ask you to please respect these numbers, and thank you for your patience and cooperation.

The Administration Office is closed to the public. If you are dropping off a package or payment, please use the doorbell, and a staff member will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. Stay Safe.


November 10, 2020 — Covid Update

Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the Critical level (red) on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System to halt COVID-19 transmission and protect Manitoba’s most vulnerable citizens.

“We are at a critical point in our fight against COVID-19, and we must do everything we can to protect our most vulnerable Manitobans and ensure our health-care system is there for Manitobans, when they need it,” said Pallister. “This is a team effort, and we all have a role to play in protecting ourselves, our loved ones and our community. By taking these measures seriously, we are going to save lives.”

The new Critical (red) level restrictions will be in effect province-wide and include:
• Social contacts reduced to your household only. Social gatherings are not permitted.
• Travel to and from northern Manitoba is restricted and non-essential travel is discouraged.
• Retail businesses listed as critical services, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, can remain open at 25 per cent capacity.
• Retail businesses not on the list are able to provide e-service, curbside pickup or delivery services.
• All personal service businesses, including hair salons, barbers and sites offering manicures, pedicures and other esthetic services, must close.
• Gyms and fitness centres must close.
• Religious and cultural gatherings must close or be provided virtually only.
• Restaurants must close to the public and may be open for delivery, drive-thru or takeout only.
• All recreational activities, sports facilities, casinos, museums, galleries, libraries, movie theatres and concert halls must close.

For information on self-isolation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/resources.html#collapse2.

The online assessment tool can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/and COVID-19 symptoms can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/updates/about.html#collapse4.

For questions about critical services and changes to the Pandemic Response System, visit http://engagemb.ca.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, visit www.manitoba.ca/COVID19.

For up-to-date information on the #RestartMB Pandemic Response System, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/index.html.


October 30, 2020 — Covid Update

Effective Monday November 2nd, face masks are mandatory for everyone entering Twin Valley Co-op premises as mandated by public health regulations, as Prairie Mountain Health region returns to Level Orange.

Our Food Stores continue to have delivery and pick up service if you require this method of grocery shopping.

We will also continue to follow the health and safety measures that we’ve put into place in response to the pandemic, including practicing safe physical distancing, following frequent handwashing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices.

We ask that you bring your own mask or face covering to wear while shopping, but for now we will offer a mask for sale for $1.00 with the proceeds going to a local charity.

Thank you for helping us take this important step to limit exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

#staywell
#weareinthistogether



October 2020 — Update:

Twin Valley Co-op team members continue to practice the fundamentals of physical distancing, masks, hand washing and extra sanitizing protocol. We want to remind the public that we have grocery delivery available from our food stores Tuesday to Fridays. Please stay well & safe; we are in this together.


September 18th, 2020 — Update:

Effective Sept 18th: Province lifts mandatory masks for public in Prairie Mountain Health Region.

Thank you for the work you are doing every day to support our community and keep each other safe.

Twin Valley Co-op has removed the mandatory masks signage in our departments; however, team members are being asked to continue wearing masks.

#weareinthistogether ❤️


September 1st — Notice of Temporary Closures Birtle Food & Russell Gas Bar

BIRTLE FOOD — TEMPORARY CLOSURE – 9:00 – 11:00 am SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

RUSSELL GAS BAR — TEMPORARY CLOSURE all day SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

• We have made the decision to TEMPORARILY close - first and foremost, we want to keep our members, customers, employees, and this community safe.

• As a precaution, the fact that a known case of COVID-19 was in our BIRTLE FOOD STORE on AUGUST 31 from 3:18 – 3:24, we have been working through the night and into this morning for a DEEP CLEAN.

• As a precaution, the fact that a known case of COVID-19 was in contact with one of our RUSSELL GAS BAR employees - we are temporarily closing this location for a DEEP CLEAN although no one with a known case of Covid19 has been in our Gas Bar.

• We determine this is the right decision for our Employees, customers and for our community. We want to limit potential exposure.

• We thank our customers and community members for joining us as we all take the necessary precautions to keep our community safe. We’re all in this together.

• At this time, we encourage all members to go back to the fundamentals to ensure we beat this.


August 24th — Annual General Meeting update:

Due to the Provincial Health guidelines regarding COVID-19, Twin Valley Co-op will be hosting a VIRTUAL Annual General Meeting on September 24th at 7pm via Webex. Interested members wanting to attend will need to e-mail to receive the virtual invitation. Please e-mail us by end of day September 23rd at: rsvp@twinvalleycoop.ca and we will forward you the meeting link.


August 24th — Covid-19 Update regarding Masks:

Effective August 24th, face masks are mandatory for everyone entering Twin Valley Co-op premises as mandated by public health regulations.

Our Food Stores continue to have delivery and pick up service if you require this method of grocery shopping.

We will also continue to follow the health and safety measures that we’ve put into place in response to the pandemic, including practicing safe physical distancing, following frequent handwashing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization practices.

We ask that you bring your own mask or face covering to wear while shopping, but for now we will offer a mask for sale for $1.00 with the proceeds going to a local charity.

Thank you for helping us take this important step to limit exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus.

#staywell
#weareinthistogether



June 21 — Manitoba releases Phase 3 information:

Changes in the final Phase Three plan, outlined in the below link, are in addition to those introduced in Phase One and Phase Two. Conditions outlined in earlier phases continue to apply and critical services can continue to operate.

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/phase-three.html


May 29, 2020 Update:

Great news today! Our Gas Bars in Birtle, Elkhorn & Russell have opened their beverage counters, with guidelines in place. Our team members are happy to serve you; it is not self-serve at this time, nor do we allow refillable cups.

The coffee is hot; the slushes are cool, and the ice cream is f'real!

Thank you for you patience 😎     #fillerup ⛽️☕️🥤


May 27, 2020 Update:

Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic and Economic Roadmap for Recovery set out an evidence-based plan to ease public health measures that had escalated since mid-January. These measures have successfully flattened the curve in fewer instances of COVID-19 and reduced rates of positive tests from peaks experienced in early April.

As of June 1st, 2020; the Manitoba Government announced that certain restrictions that have been in place have been eased.

Note that changes in the Phase Two plan outlined below are in addition to those introduced in Phase One. If no changes are below, the conditions outlined in Phase One still apply. Essential services can continue to operate.

Detailed public health guidance for businesses is available at: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/index.html

Click here for more info on Phase Two: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2020_2021/restoring-safe-services-phase-2.pdf


May 11, 2020 Update:

Effective today, May 11th, the Birtle and Miniota Home Centres will be open Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm.


May 4, 2020 Update:

Russell Home Centre has changed their hours effective today. They will be open Monday to Saturday 8am -5pm.

Effective Monday, May 11th, Birtle and Miniota Home Centres will be open Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm.


April 29, 2020 Update:

Manitoba will begin a careful, multi-phased effort May 4th to gradually restore services, open some businesses and increase recreational opportunities while maintaining social distancing advice, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. Full details are available at:

http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html



April 24, 2020 Update:

Russell Home Centre is changing their hours effective May 4th. They will be open Monday to Saturday 8am -5pm.

Our Home Centres are offering free on-site estimates within the local trading area, and with physical distancing guidelines. This will help you continue your building and renovation needs during this time.

Our Food Stores continue to offer delivery services for seniors, immuno-compromised persons or persons in self-quarantine. Orders from Monday to Thursday will be delivered next day from Tuesday to Friday. There may be grocery limits as well as a limit to the number of people allowed in the store at a time.

Flyers that come in the mail will be reduced in size; please view all full flyers using the Co-op App or on the top right hand side of our website.

Thank you to the public for following all physical distancing guidelines.


April 13, 2020 Update:

Rossburn Agro has returned to regular hours effective today: Monday to Friday open from 8am to 5pm.  We continue to thank the public for respecting the physical distancing guidelines and arrangements being made for contact-less Agro deliveries. #flattenthecurve

Under the recent Manitoba Public Health Act, only essential services are to remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice. All Twin Valley Co-op retail locations are considered essential services, and will remain open, although with precautionary measures taken to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.

The Administration Office does not fall under the definition of essential service, and will remain closed to the public until the provisions of the Act are lifted. Until then, the Admin Office will operate with a reduced staff so that physical distancing can be maintained. Payments on account can be made at any of TVC’s retail locations, as well as by mail and online banking.


March 30, 2020 Update:

Our Team Members continue to provide essential services to our customers and members. We thank the public for their co-operation and understanding as some of our locations have had to reduce hours. We also appreciate the public respecting the physical distancing guidelines. Our goal is to keep our team members and public safe.

Effective today, our Birtle and Russell Gas Bar have reduced hours, as well as our Elkhorn and Miniota Home Centres.

As of April 1st, the Province of Manitoba has implemented a restriction of non-critical businesses in Manitoba from April 1-14th. Our stores remain open, as they are considered essential services. For more information on this news release, please see the Province of Manitoba website at: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/


March 26, 2020 Update:

Thank you everyone for working together to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Our locations continue to do their best to serve the public during these critical times.

Effective Friday March 27th, there will be a temporary change in Hours of Operation for:
Rossburn Agro: Open 8am to noon Mon-Fri. For crop input needs, please call Jorg Albry at 204-859-0444

Effective Monday March 30th, there will be a temporary change in Hours of Operation for:
Elkhorn Home Centre: 8am to 5pm Mon-Sat; Closed Sunday
Miniota Home Centre: 8am to 5pm Mon-Sat; Closed Sunday
Birtle Gas Bar: 7am-8pm Mon-Fri; 8am-8pm Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Russell Gas Bar: 7am-8pm Mon-Fri; 8am-8pm Sat; 10am-8pm Sun

Self serve coffee, slushies & milkshake machine operations will be suspended as of today. If you are a Fuel Up To Win Instant Winner, we will honor these coupons once the machines are back in service.

Our Credit Department is business as usual via remote access from 8:30–5pm. Please direct your Credit inquires to our Credit Manager Audrey Zenchyshyn at 204-821-5689 or email a.zenchyshyn@twinvalleycoop.ca. TVC has finance options available for the upcoming #plant2020 season.


March 24, 2020 Update:

Agro Customers: Your Twin Valley Co-op Agro Team is operating as usual; with a few changes regarding the COVID-19 situation.

We are ready to serve you for all your agricultural needs, but ask that you limit physical contact if possible. Our team can be reached by phone, fax, email, and text message. Customers who do come in to our location will be permitted in designated areas only, and not in staff offices.

We will be taking a proactive approach in contacting you to organize delivery of your spring input needs. At all locations, we have established social distancing guidelines, taken extra cleaning and disinfecting precautions, and are looking forward to serving you in any way that will see the #plant2020 season be successful.

The main Agro contact numbers are below, if there is a specific person you would like to speak to, they can route your call to them.

Birtle Agro:        204-842-3388
Elkhorn Agro:    204-845-2438
Miniota Agro:    204-567-3766
Rossburn Agro:  204-859-3203
Russell Agro:     204-773-2166

Thank you for choosing Twin Valley Co-op for your agricultural needs. We will get through this together ❤️


March 23, 2020 Update:

  • Our Food Stores have installed Plexiglass at the front tills for customer and Team Member safety. Floor tape has been implemented to help identify the 6 feet social distancing guidelines.
  • Our Fresh Deli delivery to Russell Gas Bar has been temporarily suspended.
  • Customers must keep copies of all their charge invoices at the time of sale; no copies will be mailed with statements.
  • Gas Bars have applied floor tape to help identify the 6 feet social distancing guidelines. We are strongly discouraging the use of personal cups at our coffee stations.
  • Home Centre hours for Birtle and Russell have changed effective today. Please click on the Hours link above for the most recent information.


March 20, 2020 Update:

Today, March 20th, Manitoba declared a State of Emergency.

Effective immediately, we will be limiting the number of customers in our Food Stores to the number of available carts, and we request only one person per cart enter the store.

Store staff will be present at the main entrance to assist with the recommended guidelines. Please remember that we do offer delivery service:

  • Next day delivery: Order from 9am to Noon, Monday to Thursday for delivery Tuesday to Friday

Please adhere to the social distancing recommendations of staying 6 feet from other shoppers, and while in the checkout lines at ALL our TVC locations.

We ask that you do not enter any Co-op location if you are sick. We will make it through this together. Let’s all do our part to protect loved ones and those around us.

#flattenthecurve


March 18, 2020 Update:




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