Welcome to Stage 3, Windsor-Essex!
By Anthony Capkun
August 10, 2020 – On the advice of local and provincial medical officers, Windsor-Essex is finally allowed to move into Stage 3 on August 12, 2020 at 12:01 am.
“Thanks to the collective efforts of our frontline health care workers, public health experts, and the people of Windsor-Essex, more businesses in the region can hang up their ‘Open for Business’ sign, and more people can go back to work as of this Wednesday,” said Premier Doug Ford.
With the entire Province of Ontario now in Stage 3, Ford reminded everyone “to remain on their guard and keep following the public health measures to protect the tremendous progress we’ve made and keep this deadly virus at bay”.
For Stage 3, gathering limits increase to a maximum of 50 people indoors and a maximum of 100 people outdoors, with physical distancing in place. Gathering limits apply to all social gatherings and events, as well as some higher risk activities and venues.
It remains important to follow fundamental safety measures, such as practising physical distancing with those outside your household or social circle, wearing a face covering when distancing is a challenge or where it is mandatory to do so, staying home when ill, washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, etc.
Some local municipalities may have enacted by-laws and local medical officers of health may have issued Section 22 orders under the Health Protection & Promotion Act, or instructions under emergency orders mandating additional restrictions, such as the use of face coverings in some settings, and capacity limits in indoor restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments.
For more information and additional resources, visit Reopening Ontario.