Ontario entering province-wide shutdown starting Saturday

Ontario entering province-wide shutdown starting Saturday

The new variants are far more risky than before.

Without those measures, the Ontario Science Advisory Table said the province could see up to 6,000 new infection cases by mid-April. "This is a new pandemic; we're fighting a new enemy".

All indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities are also prohibited from operating.

The new measures will prohibit indoor gatherings with people outside your household and outdoor gatherings will be limited to five people.

The government has said schools will also remain open because they are crucial to students' mental health.

"This is the new highest number of COVID patients in critical care in this pandemic", Anthony Dale, the president of the Ontario Hospital Association, said in a tweet.

Prohibiting indoor and outdoor dining.

How is this "emergency brake" different than the stay-at-home order past year?

All regions across the province of Ontario will be entering a sweeping shutdown as of April 3 to curb the spread of risky variants of concern, and that means new indoor and outdoor gathering limits will also come into effect.

Leger said its poll would have a margin of error of plus or minus 1.9 per cent, 19 times out of 20, though the polling industry's professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys can not be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.

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This comes as Education Minister Stephen Lecce confirmed schools would stay open and be taking the delayed March break as planned on April 12.

Those include food, medication, medical appointments, supporting vulnerable community members or exercising outdoors with members of their household. "And I'm just glad that there's a way that we can just keep as close to normal - or what our old normal was".

Ontarian's are also being asked to limit trips outside the home to necessities and employers are being requested to make every effort to allow employees to work from home.

"They're all dealing with the effects of a third wave and a risky new variant", Ford says, adding the decision for the shutdown was "not made lightly".

"As we continue to vaccinate more Ontarians, the end is in sight, but right now these necessary measures will help to stop the spread of variants in our communities, protect capacity in our health care system, and save lives".

Weddings, funerals and religious services, rites or ceremonies can be held indoors at 15 per cent capacity or outdoors as long as two metres physical distancing is possible.

Today, 2.557 new cases were reported by Public Health Ontario.

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, co-chairman of the group, says infections in the short term depend on public health measures and vaccination rates. "We will do whatever it takes to protect the people of Ontario". "Even if we had unlimited ICU capacity, allowing these (variants of concern) to spread exponentially is unethical". "We have done this before and, by working together, we will make it through to the brighter days that lie ahead".

The word shutdown was previously used to describe the stay-at-home measures implemented in the province after Christmas that led to a significant decrease in COVID cases.

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