Provincial Update: Nearly all business and public spaces to reopen in Stage 3 in Ontario.

The Ontario government has announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. As Ontario continues down the path to economic recovery, decisions on which regions will enter Stage 3 and when will be made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts and based on trends of key public health indicators.
As part of the Stage 3 reopening, Ontario will be increasing gathering limits for those regions entering the next stage to the following: 

  • Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people.
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people.
  • Gathering limits are subject to physical distancing requirements. 

Public gathering limits apply to indoor and outdoor events, such as community events or gatherings, concerts, live shows, festivals, conferences, parades, sports and recreational fitness activities, fundraisers, fairs, or open houses. A two metre distance must still be maintained at such events. More details on the Stage 3 reopening framework are available by clicking the image below or visiting www.ontario.ca/reopen

However, not all regions are permitted into Stage 3.

Below is a list of the regions that will progress into Stage 3 as of July 17. You can read the entire new release here.

  • Algoma Public Health
  • Brant County Health Unit
  • Chatham-Kent Public Health
  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
  • Huron Perth Public Health
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
  • Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
  • Northwestern Health Unit
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Peterborough Public Health
  • Porcupine Health Unit
  • Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Southwestern Public Health
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

For more information:

Read the province’s “A Framework for Reopening our Province”

Read more information about reopening and check what phase your region is in here.

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