Toronto, Peel Region move to Stage 3 of province reopening plan on Friday

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TORONTO: Toronto and Peel Region will move ahead to Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan on Friday.

The provincial government made the announcement on Wednesday morning.

“The decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health,” a news release issued by the Ontario government said.

“It is based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.”

The two areas will officially enter Stage 3 at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

Windsor-Essex will now be the only region in Ontario remaining in Stage 3.

“Ontario will continue to monitor local trends of key public health indicators in the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit region and move it into Stage 3 when it is safe to do so,” the government said.

The three regions waiting to move forward to Stage 3 were held back because of their daily COVID-19 case counts.

In Stage 3, indoor dining can resume at bars and restaurants and the size of gatherings can increase to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.

Physical distancing is still required during any gathering with people from outside an individual’s social circle. The province is not increasing the number of people a person can gather with without physical distancing measures in place.

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