Premiers believe that these funds must be used quickly to protect the health and safety of our citizens and make a real contribution to restarting the economy. To do this, funds for all priorities are transferred to Manitoba through an individual direct transfer. This one-time transfer is in addition to a September transfer for the second tranche of testing funding and is set aside from the federal pan-Canadian sick leave program and the Confederation`s operating expenses for testing, contact tracing, data management and PSA. The Manitoba Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) and the Residential Tenancies Commission (RTC) will postpone hearings on non-urgent matters to stop evictions. All scheduled RTB and RTC hearings are postponed, with certain exceptions, to address pressing tenant health and safety issues. On September 1, 2020, the province announced an investment of $US 8 million through the Manitoba Restart Program to support safer detention centres. This investment will help achieve key priorities agreed to by Canada`s Prime Ministers for a safe restart of the Canadian economy over the next six to eight months. It will support measures to improve testing and contact tracing of the virus to protect Canadians from a future outbreak and support the capacity of our health systems, including services for people with mental health issues. It will also help acquire personal protective equipment to help our important workers and protect the most vulnerable, such as our elderly. The Manitoba government will provide paid administrative leave to health care workers for the entire 14-day period of asymptomatic self-isolation.
If a worker becomes symptomatic during self-isolation, the individual is compensated with sickness benefits in accordance with their collective agreement As part of this ongoing cooperation, I am pleased to accept additional federal funding to address critical needs over the next six to eight months through the Safe Restart Agreement. These investments will help protect public health and safety, prepare for potential future waves of the virus, and continue to support the safe reopening of economies across Canada. The Manitoba government has prepared a number of information materials for students, parents and teachers, while preparing for a safe and informed return to the classroom. . . .