Monday, June 27, 2022
Home Covid-19 Manitoba offers employee training subsidy as COVID 19 numbers rise again

Manitoba offers employee training subsidy as COVID 19 numbers rise again

The Manitoba government is offering a new subsidy for businesses and non-profit groups who need to train employees as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Employers can get up to $2,500 per employee, to a maximum of $75,000, for any training course offered by a third-party.

Read more:
Manitoba reports 494 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 3 days

Jobs Minister Jon Reyes said the money will help businesses that have had to adapt to the pandemic’s realities.

The program is being run along with Economic Development Winnipeg and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

Hospital prepare as COVID-19 cases climb again

Hospital prepare as COVID-19 cases climb again

Meanwhile, the province’s COVID-19 numbers are rising.

Story continues below advertisement

Health officials are reporting 494 new cases and six deaths over the last three days.

Read more:
North Dakota ready to welcome Manitoba tourists, shoppers with open arms

The number of people in hospital as a result of COVID-19 rose to 141 Monday, up from 118 reported Friday.

The five-day test positivity rate is 5.4 per cent across Manitoba and 2.7 per cent in Winnipeg.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

Story continues below advertisement

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.

For full COVID-19 coverage from Global News, visit our coronavirus page.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

Most Popular

Airbnb host released on bail after alleged knife attack on Alberta sisters at Vancouver rental

Warning: Some details in this story may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.  A Vancouver Airbnb host arrested and charged after an alleged...

G7 leaders can’t forget about need to end COVID-19 pandemic: WHO adviser

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 27, 2022 12:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+

Ottawa residents, police brace for protests on Canada Day

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 27, 2022 12:13 pm     Updated June 27, 2022 12:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger...

Morning news rewind: Monday, June 27

Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and the Local Adventure Co. Here’s your morning rewind for the Monday, June 27, edition of Global News Morning Saskatoon.Downtown arena and...