Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday that all remaining regions of the province, except Toronto, Windsor-Essex and Peel, will move to Stage 3 of reopening on Friday, July 23 as Ontario attempts to recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Ford outlined the details of that transition during a briefing alongside Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott and Finance Minister Rod Phillips.
The decision was made to exclude three regions because of their spikes in coronavirus cases. Toronto, Peel Region and Windsor-Essex were also the last to move on to Stage 2.
“We’re working with communities across the province to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help businesses safely and responsibly hang up their ‘Open for Business’ sign,” the premier said.
In Stage 3, gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people when indoors and a maximum of 100 outdoors. Physical distancing rules will still apply.
Indoor dining (except for buffet operations) will be permitted to resume at restaurants and bars and gyms will be allowed to reopen with strict measures in place.
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