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These are the new gathering limits under Ontario's emergency brake shutdown

These are the new gathering limits under Ontario's emergency brake shutdown”

While a stay-at-home order is not in effect during the shutdown, the province is asking all Ontarians to limit trips outside the home to necessities such as food, medication, medical appointments, supporting vulnerable community members, or exercising outdoors with members of their household.

"Friends, we are facing a very very serious situation".

The premier used the term "shutdown" to describe the new restrictions, but what does that mean? The provincial government's scientific advisors are expected to release new modeling this morning showing the expected impact of the pandemic's third wave over the next few weeks, according to CBC Canada. The processes we now have in place to protect staff and members of the public are in compliance with the new measures announced by the Province, and will ensure ongoing business continuity as we continue to deliver the essential municipal services on which our community relies.

Outdoor dining, including on patios, is also banned across the province. Takeout and delivery remain an option, however.

Limiting capacity at weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites or ceremonies to 15% occupancy per room indoors, and to the number of individuals that can maintain two metres of physical distance outdoors. "This is the challenge of the new variants", said Brown. "One thousand per cent, it's the right decision".

"We can not vaccinate quickly enough to break this third wave".

Employers in all industries should make every effort to allow employees to work from home. "As I've said many times, we will do whatever it takes to protect the people of Ontario".

And as of March 31, there were a record-high 421 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) across the province. More than 260 of those 451 patients are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

"COVID-19 variants of concern are a real risk to our region and we must act accordingly", WDHPG spokesperson Danny Williamson told the Advertiser.

The province could see up to 6,000 cases by the end of April if there is no stay-at-home order.

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For more than a week in Ontario, the daily case numbers have been more than 2,000.

Smith says he doesn't understand the province's logic as the spike in new cases aren't being attributed to these types of businesses. "That is our best protection against this deadly virus".

The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario is being driven by variants of concern and younger people are being hospitalized, with officials noting their cases are more acute and critical.

Brown said vaccines aren't reaching communities at highest risk, limiting the effectiveness of the province's strategy.

The shutdown rules are quite similar to the older version of the grey zone, the strictest tier in the province's COVID-19 framework.

Ford defended his decision at the time, saying he was "very, very concerned", adding that "we're loosening it up, just a little bit".

"We are in the third wave of the pandemic". A source says Ontario schools (that aren't already closed due to high regional COVID rates) will remain open. He took to Twitter to speak about one of his patients, a woman in her 40s, who contracted the disease from her husband - an essential worker at a factory where there was an outbreak - because he could not afford to take a paid sick day off work. "We have done this before and, by working together, we will make it through to the brighter days that lie ahead".

On Thursday, the region saw 84 new cases.

Locally, COVID-19 indicators in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region have been increasing for several weeks.

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