The Provincial government has announced a three-stage reopening plan tied to vaccination rates. Under the new plan, restrictions will be eased gradually through June, July and August based on vaccination rates and key public health and health-care indicators.
The three phases of the province's plan are:
Phase one: An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity.
Phase two: Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, personal care services as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity. All indoor gatherings in this phase will require face coverings.
Phase three: Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are large numbers of people and where face coverings can't always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness, indoor dining, museums, art galleries, libraries, casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.
The province says it will remain in each step of its plan for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public indicators. If at the end of the 21 days, the following vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators, then the province will move to the next step:
Based on current trends in key health indicators, including the provincial vaccination rate, the government expects to enter Step One of the Roadmap the week of June 14, 2021. The province will confirm closer to the expected start of Step One.
These amenities include but are not limited to golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and skate parks. No outdoor sports or recreational classes are permitted. Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people, which will allow these amenities to be used for up to five people, including with members of different households. All other public health and workplace safety measures under the province-wide emergency brake will remain in effect.
Ontario strengthens enforcement of province-wide Stay-at-Home order
Enhanced public health measures and enforcement comes into effect Saturday, April 17 at 12:01 a.m.
ORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province's Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures. These urgent actions are targeted at stopping the rapid growth in COVID-19 case rates and relieving mounting pressures on the province's health care system.
Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
"As the latest modelling confirms, without taking immediate and decisive action COVID-19 cases will spiral out of control and our hospitals will be overwhelmed," said Premier Ford. "That's why we are making difficult, but necessary decisions to reduce mobility and keep people in the safety of their own homes. We need to contain the spread of this deadly virus, while getting vaccines in as many arms as quickly as possible." read more ..
Tuesday, February 16, 2021:
Depending upon COVID-19 trends at the time, the province’s stay-at-home order will be lifted in the remaining 28 public health units – with the exception of Toronto, Peel Region, and York Region.
Monday, February 22, 2021:
Will be the earliest date that the province’s stay-at-home order will be lifted in Toronto, Peel Region and York Region.
All except the three public health units listed above (which will be moving to green) will stay in the Grey-Lockdown Zone.
COVID-19 levels by region
Find out which level we intend to move your region to on November 7. Read the framework to learn what each level means.
Regions are based on public health unit boundaries. Find your public health unit.
In addition to the provincial health measures, some municipalities and local medical officers of health have added their own regional restrictions or requirements. Check your local public health unit or local municipality's website for details.
Where there are regional restrictions or requirements, all provincial restrictions also apply.
At the request of the local medical officer of health and with the support of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health will remain in a modified Stage 2 until at least November 14, 2020.
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