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Ontario provides update on COVID-19 restrictions

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford provided an update on the province's response to COVID-19.

The following three regions will be moving back to the Framework at the Green-Prevent level on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will no longer be subject to the Stay-at-Home order:

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit

It is proposed that the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply for the remaining 28 public health regions until Tuesday, February 16, 2021. These health units are:

  • Algoma Public Health

  • Brant County Health Unit

  • Chatham-Kent Public Health

  • City of Hamilton Public Health Services

  • Durham Region Health Department

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit

  • Grey Bruce Health Unit

  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

  • Halton Region Public Health

  • Huron Perth Public Health

  • Lambton Public Health

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

  • Middlesex-London Health Unit

  • Niagara Region Public Health

  • North Bay Parry Sound District

  • Northwestern Health Unit

  • Ottawa Public Health

  • Peterborough Public Health

  • Porcupine Health Unit

  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts

  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

  • Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

  • Southwestern Public Health

  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit

  • Timiskaming Health Unit

  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

It is proposed that the Stay-at-Home order will continue to apply until Monday, February 22, 2021 in the following regions:

  • Peel Regional Health Unit

  • Toronto Public Health

  • York Region Public Health

Final decisions will be subject to review of the trends in public health indicators at that time.

Limited in-person shopping in Grey-Lockdown zones will be permitted with public health and safety measures, such as limiting capacity to 25% in most retail settings. In addition, public health and safety measures in retail settings will be strengthened for other levels of the Framework. Individuals will also be required to wear a face covering and maintain physical distance when indoors in a business, with limited exceptions.

Other measures include a requirement for individuals to wear a face covering when attending an organized public event or gathering (where permitted) if they are within two metres distance of another individual who is not part of their household (both indoor and outdoor). All other requirements for gatherings and organized public events would be maintained.

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