Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

Public Gatherings Will Increase in Size as the Province Continues its Path to Economic Recovery
July 13, 2020

The Ontario government announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen on Friday, July 17 in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place.

As part of the Stage 3 reopening, Ontario will be increasing gathering limits for those regions entering the next stage to the following:

  • Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people;
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people;
  • Gathering limits are subject to physical distancing requirements.

Public gathering limits apply to indoor and outdoor events, such as community events or gatherings, concerts, live shows, festivals, conferences, sports and recreational fitness activities, fundraisers, fairs, festivals or open houses. A two metre distance must still be maintained at such events.

Regions remaining in Stage 2 will maintain the existing gathering limit of 10. Social circles in all stages at this point will also be kept to a maximum of 10 people province-wide, regardless of stage.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health, public health experts and other officials have advised the following, high-risk places and activities are not yet safe to open, even if a region has entered Stage 3, due to the likelihood of large crowds congregating, difficulties with physical distancing, or challenges maintaining the proper cleaning and sanitation required to prevent the spread of COVID‑19:

  • Amusement parks and water parks;
  • Buffet-style food services;
  • Dancing at restaurants and bars, other than by performers hired by the establishment following specific requirements;
  • Overnight stays at camps for children;
  • Private karaoke rooms;
  • Prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports;
  • Saunas, steam rooms, bath houses and oxygen bars;
  • Table games at casinos and gaming establishments.

Learn more at ontario.ca: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/nearly-all-businesses-and-public-spaces-to-reopen-in-stage-3.html

Stage 3 reopening information

Nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen on Friday, July 17 in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place.- Indoor gatherings limited to 50 ppl- Outdoor gatherings limited to 100 ppl- In all cases, individuals are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metresAdditional restrictions are identified for specific sectors including meeting spaces, sport and recreation facilities, retail fitting rooms, personal care services, restaurants, and tour services. Full information at www.tbchamber.ca/covid19

Posted by Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

 

Download the Stage Three Guidance Document

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