Ontario officials have announced our region will remain at the Green-Prevent level.

That means passive screening is still implemented (signs asking patrons not to enter if they have COVID-19 symptoms) when going to stores and private organized events like in your backyard or at the park, is limited to ten people inside and twenty-five people outside.

Organized events at staffed business facilities are set at 50 people inside and 100 people outside.

Restaurants and bars must have two metres between tables, with the maximum amount of people allowed inside at 50.

Gyms will also be allowed to open but they are limited to fifty people.

If you’re visiting a long-term care centre you must have received a negative test in the past two weeks and verbally confirm to have not tested positive since then. Another negative test will be needed on the day of the visit.

The province also suggests reaching out to the home before visiting to make sure there are no on-going outbreaks and to find out if the home has differing visitation policies in place.

Written by Bradley Aubin