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Manitoba deems construction an essential service


Andrew Fleetwood, left, and PCL Agile senior construction manager Terry Olynyk with the hospital bathroom module prototype.

Manitoba has released its full list of essential services that will continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it includes construction businesses.

The list includes a business engaged in construction work or services in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors – including demolition services and expanding, renovating, converting or repurposing existing spaces, a business engaged in construction work or services that are required to ensure safe and reliable operations of provincial and municipal infrastructure, a business engaged in construction work or services that support an environmental rehabilitation project, institutional, residential, commercial and industrial maintenance, a business that provides support and maintenance services – including urgent repair to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential properties – and includes property management services, the skilled trades, custodial services, fire safety and sprinkler system installation and service, and similar service providers.


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