UPDATE: Two more regions allowed enter Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening

News Jul 20, 2020 by Megan DeLaire Toronto.com

Two additional regions will soon join the 31 that have entered Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening, the provincial announced July 28. As of Friday,July 31 at 12:01 a.m., Toronto and Peel will advance, with only Windsor-Essex remaining in Stage 2.

The province said the decision to move a region into Stage 3 takes into account local key public health indicators, including lower or low COVID-19 transmission rates, hospital capacity, public health case and contact management capacity and an increase in testing. In Windsor-Essex, where the highest rates of infection are in people under 40, new cases have continued to spike periodically throughout July. 

"While public health trends across the province are positive, we continue to closely monitor Windsor-Essex so that we can move the community into Stage 3 when the time is right," said Christine Elliott, Ontario's minister of health.

For regions in Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

These limits apply to community events or gatherings, concerts, live shows, festivals, conferences, sports and recreational fitness activities, fundraisers, fairs, festivals and open houses.

The following businesses, services and spaces are also allowed to reopen in Stage 3: 

• Restaurants, bars, concession stands and other food and drink establishments can reopen for dine-in service

• Casinos and charitable gaming establishments

• Convention centres, meeting and event spaces

• Gyms, fitness studios and community centres

• Interactive exhibits with high-contact surfaces at museums and heritage institutions

• All on-site library services

• Concerts, artistic events, theatrical productions, performances and movie theatres

• Additional personal care services including facials, ear and facial piercing, eyebrow grooming and eyelash extensions

• Playgrounds and playground structures

• Recreational courses and workshops

• Indoor recreational activities like arcade rooms, escape rooms, bowling alleys and pool halls

• Team sports that don’t involve prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players

• Tour guide services

All customers or patrons using these services will still be required to follow physical distancing guidelines as well as any additional health measures required by the business or service provider. Some municipalities have also enacted bylaws or Section 22 orders mandating the use of face coverings inside businesses.

For more public health guidance and information about Stage 3 visit Ontario.ca/reopen.

UPDATE: Two more regions allowed to enter Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening

Windsor-Essex will remain in Stage 2 while the rest of the province advances

News Jul 20, 2020 by Megan DeLaire Toronto.com

Two additional regions will soon join the 31 that have entered Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening, the provincial announced July 28. As of Friday,July 31 at 12:01 a.m., Toronto and Peel will advance, with only Windsor-Essex remaining in Stage 2.

The province said the decision to move a region into Stage 3 takes into account local key public health indicators, including lower or low COVID-19 transmission rates, hospital capacity, public health case and contact management capacity and an increase in testing. In Windsor-Essex, where the highest rates of infection are in people under 40, new cases have continued to spike periodically throughout July. 

"While public health trends across the province are positive, we continue to closely monitor Windsor-Essex so that we can move the community into Stage 3 when the time is right," said Christine Elliott, Ontario's minister of health.

For regions in Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

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These limits apply to community events or gatherings, concerts, live shows, festivals, conferences, sports and recreational fitness activities, fundraisers, fairs, festivals and open houses.

The following businesses, services and spaces are also allowed to reopen in Stage 3: 

• Restaurants, bars, concession stands and other food and drink establishments can reopen for dine-in service

• Casinos and charitable gaming establishments

• Convention centres, meeting and event spaces

• Gyms, fitness studios and community centres

• Interactive exhibits with high-contact surfaces at museums and heritage institutions

• All on-site library services

• Concerts, artistic events, theatrical productions, performances and movie theatres

• Additional personal care services including facials, ear and facial piercing, eyebrow grooming and eyelash extensions

• Playgrounds and playground structures

• Recreational courses and workshops

• Indoor recreational activities like arcade rooms, escape rooms, bowling alleys and pool halls

• Team sports that don’t involve prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players

• Tour guide services

All customers or patrons using these services will still be required to follow physical distancing guidelines as well as any additional health measures required by the business or service provider. Some municipalities have also enacted bylaws or Section 22 orders mandating the use of face coverings inside businesses.

For more public health guidance and information about Stage 3 visit Ontario.ca/reopen.

UPDATE: Two more regions allowed to enter Stage 3 of Ontario's reopening

Windsor-Essex will remain in Stage 2 while the rest of the province advances

News Jul 20, 2020 by Megan DeLaire Toronto.com

Two additional regions will soon join the 31 that have entered Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening, the provincial announced July 28. As of Friday,July 31 at 12:01 a.m., Toronto and Peel will advance, with only Windsor-Essex remaining in Stage 2.

The province said the decision to move a region into Stage 3 takes into account local key public health indicators, including lower or low COVID-19 transmission rates, hospital capacity, public health case and contact management capacity and an increase in testing. In Windsor-Essex, where the highest rates of infection are in people under 40, new cases have continued to spike periodically throughout July. 

"While public health trends across the province are positive, we continue to closely monitor Windsor-Essex so that we can move the community into Stage 3 when the time is right," said Christine Elliott, Ontario's minister of health.

For regions in Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place.

Related Content

These limits apply to community events or gatherings, concerts, live shows, festivals, conferences, sports and recreational fitness activities, fundraisers, fairs, festivals and open houses.

The following businesses, services and spaces are also allowed to reopen in Stage 3: 

• Restaurants, bars, concession stands and other food and drink establishments can reopen for dine-in service

• Casinos and charitable gaming establishments

• Convention centres, meeting and event spaces

• Gyms, fitness studios and community centres

• Interactive exhibits with high-contact surfaces at museums and heritage institutions

• All on-site library services

• Concerts, artistic events, theatrical productions, performances and movie theatres

• Additional personal care services including facials, ear and facial piercing, eyebrow grooming and eyelash extensions

• Playgrounds and playground structures

• Recreational courses and workshops

• Indoor recreational activities like arcade rooms, escape rooms, bowling alleys and pool halls

• Team sports that don’t involve prolonged or deliberate physical contact between players

• Tour guide services

All customers or patrons using these services will still be required to follow physical distancing guidelines as well as any additional health measures required by the business or service provider. Some municipalities have also enacted bylaws or Section 22 orders mandating the use of face coverings inside businesses.

For more public health guidance and information about Stage 3 visit Ontario.ca/reopen.