As per the Ford Government a slew of businesses will reopen in 3 regions of Ontario this week.
Ontario is gradually transitions each area back into its five-tiered, colour-coded reopening framework.
Stay-at-home order will be lifted for three public health units in eastern Ontario at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.The three public health units including Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health, and Renfrew County Public Health.
The 3 regions will be moved to the province’s green or “prevent” zone. The business allowed in this region includes all retail shops, hair salons, restaurants, bars, gyms and movie theatres. The indoor gatherings will also resume in these area.
It was also announced by Ford government that With the exception of Toronto, Peel Region, and York Region stay-at-home order will be lifted for the remaining 28 public health units on 16th Feb and this point of time the regions will be subsequently be placed in the appropriate colour-coded category in the reopening framework.
The restrictions in the 3 COVID-19 hot spots will not be eased until at least 22nd Feb.
The Final decision on whether to lift restrictions will depend on public health indicators as well as subject to final review of the trends this was announced by Christine Elliott the Ontario Health Minister.
This move by the government came when highly-infectious coronavirus variants are appearing in smaller, more remote areas of Ontario.