COVID-19 Social Distancing

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Information for Residents Social Distancing

The Rural Municipality of De Salaberry (RM) is acting to proactively respond to an evolving worldwide scenario involving COVID-19.

Community health and safety is our priority. We are taking steps to help reduce the risk to our residents, visitors and employees by implementing the proposed social distancing procedures.

Public health officials continue to recommend social distancing measures for all Manitobans including:

  • cancelling or postponing any large-scale events (events with more than 250 attendees);
  • minimizing prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two metres) contact between individuals in public;
  • avoiding greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;
  • disinfecting frequently used surfaces;
  • following public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus; and
  • avoiding all non-essential travel, as well as crowded places and events.

The following buildings will be closed to the public, effective 12:01am of March 16, 2020 until further notice. 

  • St. Malo Public Works Shop
  • Municipal Public Works Shop near St. Pierre-Jolys

The Municipal office in St. Pierre-Jolys will remain open to the public with increased safety measures in place.

Residents are encouraged to call the office (204-433-7406) or email ( with their questions instead of visiting the office.

The RM encourages residents to use online payment methods wherever possible. You can also use online utility or tax payments through your banking services provider.


To help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, you should:

  • Wash your hands often and well
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • Contact your primary health provider if you have questions or concerns about your health
  • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands