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Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government announced today it will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11.
Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:
The province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. When the province has vaccinated 70% of adults with one dose and 20% of adults with two doses and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province will move to Step Two of the Roadmap.
Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order expires today, June 2.
All other public health and workplace measures remain in place provincewide (including restrictions on gatherings, businesses, services and activities) until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen.
A simple, easy-to-understand summary of restrictions can be found on the province’s Reopening Ontario webpage, which provides details on what public health measures are in place before the province enters Step One.
Ontario released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.
Roadmap to Reopen outlines three steps to easing public health measures, guided by the following principles:
The province will remain in each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days, the following vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators, then the province will move to the next step:
Based on current trends in key health indicators, including the provincial vaccination rate, the government expects to enter Step One of the Roadmap the week of June 14, 2021. The province will confirm closer to the expected start of Step One.
The provincewide emergency brake restrictions remain in effect while the province assesses when it will be moving to Step One of the roadmap with the Stay at Home order expiring on June 2, 2021.
The City of Hamilton Public Health Services issued a Health Promotion and Protection Act Section 22 Class Order, to break the chain of transmission within local workplaces where COVID-19 or its variants are determined to be spreading.
The Order is now in effect.
The order will require:
These measures may include the full or partial closures of workplaces. Certain workplaces may be exempt from the full closure requirement.
Businesses and workplaces that have questions regarding this announcement can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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