Stage 2 Closures Will Officially Take Effect In York Region Starting Monday
Because York's cases are going in the wrong direction.
As of 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning,will join Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa in a modified stage 2.
The premier made the announcement on Friday, after saying yesterday that the
"Critical care admissions are reaching alarming levels," said Ford.
York will see indoor dining closed in bars and restaurants, as well as gyms, theatres, and other establishments.
This is about preventing something potentially much worse. We need to act now.
Minister Christine Elliott
Indoor fitness classes, yoga classes, and any personal service where masks require removal will also be mandated to cease operations.
"We know that we are asking very real sacrifices of Ontarians," said Health Minister Christine Elliot.
Doug Ford expressed his regret while announcing the closures. “I hate to do this,” he admitted.
The province announced 712 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, 62 of them coming from York Region.