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Moving Beyond the Roadmap in Ontario

In order for Ontario to exit the Roadmap to Reopen, the province will need to have achieved one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for 80% of the eligible population aged 12 and over and 75% having received their second dose.  No public health unit can have less than 70% of the eligible population fully vaccinated.

Other key public health and health care indicators, must continue to remain stable. 

When Ontario leaves Step 3, the majority of restirctions will be lifted.   This includes, but is not limited to:

  • removing capacity limits in all sectors
  • removing limits for social gatherings and organized public events
  • removing requirements such as active screening of patrons and workers.

To minimize the risk of COVID-19, a number of small measures will remain in place, such as: 

  • individuals must wear face coverings in indoor public settings, such as retail settings and workplaces, with limited exemptions
  • passive screening requirements - businesses and organizations must post signs at all entrances so individuals can screen themselves for COVID-19 before they enter
  • businesses or organizations must collect patron contact information in settings where it is currently required in Step Three to support case and contact management
  • businesses or organizations must comply with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials
  • day camps and overnight camps must continue to operate in a manner consistent with safety guidance from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • businesses must have a safety plan that outlines how they will meet public health and workplace safety measures

More information is available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario#exit

Regional Chambers talked with Hastings Prince Edward Public Health officials at recent Chamber Chat LIVE about local active cases, vaccination rates, and when we might expect to exit the roadmap, and what does that mean for local business.

WATCH RECORDING HERE.

By getting vaccinated against COVID-19, you benefit from the protection you get, and the easing of restrictions.  A majority of people in the region have had their first shot, with many about to become fully vaccinated.   The federal government has developed resources that provides advice on situations and what to do as a fully vaccinated individual, and if you are not vaccinated or have received your first do.   READ MORE...

Always follow good safety practices, like washing your hadns, covering coughs and sneezes, improving ventilation, and even if you are fully vaccinated, refrain from close contact with others if you have symptoms.   

 

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