The province introduced some regional shuffling right now, touchdown Simcoe Muskoka within the gray/lockdown zone as of 12:01 a.m. Monday
Simcoe Muskoka area might be headed into lockdown subsequent week.
The province shuffled some well being unit areas in an announcement right now, the results of which strikes the native space from crimson zone restrictions to gray/lockdown.
Simcoe Muskoka District Well being Unit’s medical officer of well being, Dr. Charles Gardner, stated earlier this week he would possibly ask the province to place the area in lockdown due to a 30 per cent enhance in instances final week and group unfold of the extra transmissible B.1.1.7 variant pressure of COVID-19 that originated in the UK.
The adjustments in restrictions between the gray/lockdown zone and the crimson zone the area has been in for the reason that stay-at-home order was lifted are as follows:
No indoor organized public occasions and social gatherings besides with the members of your family. Those that dwell alone can have unique shut contact with one different family.
Outside gatherings restricted to 10 folks with bodily distancing in place
Eating places, bars, and foods and drinks institutions could solely provide takeout, drive-thru, and supply providers. No indoor or out of doors eating service is permitted.
Indoor and out of doors sports activities and recreation amenities have to be closed with exceptions for out of doors rinks, ski hills, and snow trails
Retail shops can stay open with 25 per cent capability
Grocery shops can have as much as 50 per cent capability
Private care providers, gaming amenities, cinemas, and performing arts amenities should shut
For a full breakdown of the province’s colour-coded COVID-19 Response Framework, click on right here.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Well being Unit offers recommendation for companies and organizations for secure operation throughout the pandemic on its web site right here.