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Modified Stage 2

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With York Region’s COVID-19 case count continuing to increase, the province will be implementing modified Stage 2 restrictions across York Region’s nine cities and towns for the next 28 days. The restrictions will be effective Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

Modified Stage 2 will result in the closure of:

  • Indoor food and drink service in restaurants, bars, nightclubs and food courts in malls
  • Indoor gyms, dance studios and fitness centres
  • Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments
  • Indoor cinemas
  • Performing arts centres and venues
  • Spectator areas in racing venues
  • Interactive exhibits or exhibits with high risk of personal contact, such as museums, galleries, zoos, science centres, and landmarks
  • Prohibiting personal care services where face coverings must be removed for the service (e.g. makeup application, beard trimming)
  • Jury selection for provincial court trials
  • Short-term and temporary absences of Long-Term Care Centre residents for social or personal reasons

Additional restrictions include:

  • Limits for all social gatherings and organized public events
  • Reduced capacity limits for real estate open houses and guided tours
  • Team sports limited to training sessions, which includes for games or scrimmages

The provincial government determined modified Stage 2 was necessary due to the sizable increase in COVID-19 cases over the last month. While many of the cases have been in those under 40 years of age, York Region Public Health is also monitoring an increase in the number of cases amongst older and more vulnerable populations.

As we navigate these new circumstances, York Region Public Health would like to remind residents to stay home if you’re not feeling well, practice physical distancing of at lease 2-metres, wash your hands thoroughly, wear a mask in indoor public settings or on transit and download the COVID Alert app.

For more information, visit york.ca/covid19


Stage 2,COVID19,Ford York Region will be implementing modified Stage 2 restrictions across York Region’s nine cities and towns for the next 28 days. The Regional Municipality of York en-US News

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