The reopenings can begin on Saturday.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that the province-wide COVID-19 restrictions imposed on October 10 will be loosened on Saturday, November 7, allowing indoor dining establishments, fitness facilities, and movie theatres in Ottawa to reopen with limits on capacity and restricted hours of operation. These changes will also apply to York Region and Peel, while Toronto will have to wait until November 14.
Simultaneously, the Ontario government unveiled a new COVID-19 Response Framework, a tiered system that will be used to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that public health measures are targeted, incremental, and responsive. According to this new framework, Ottawa will be moving to the “restrict” (orange) level this weekend.
“It’s clear COVID-19 will be with us for a while, which is why we are putting in place a framework that will protect the health and safety of individuals and families while avoiding broader closures across the province,” said Premier Ford.
Enhancements are also being made to Ontario’s one-stop shop for COVID-19 info so that you can easily view the latest status of COVID-19 cases in Ottawa and other related health data and safety measures.
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