Along with the announcement of a Toronto and Peel lockdown, even more Ontario COVID-19 restrictions were put into place for other areas.
Numerous public health units across the province will be moved up into a higher colour coding, indicating new regulations they must follow.
Chatham-Kent, Eastern Ontario, Grey Bruce, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington, Peterborough, and Thunder Bay have all been moved into the yellow-protect zone.
As public health indicators continue to worsen in regions across the province... it is clear that more needs to be done to limit community spread of COVID-19.
Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott
In these regions, restrictions include limiting gatherings to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors, restaurants seating no more than six people at a table and collecting contact info, and theatres remaining open with a maximum of 50 people inside.
Regions moving into the orange-restrict level are Huron Perth, Simcoe Muskoka, Southwestern, and Windsor-Essex County.
In these areas, restaurants are allowed 50 people seated inside, personal services that require mask removal are prohibited, and liquor can only be served until 9:00 p.m, among other rules.
Durham Region and the Region of Waterloo are both moving into the red-control level.
This is the highest level other than a full lockdown, and means higher limits on public gatherings, a limit of 10 patrons for indoor dining and gyms, and screening patrons at mall entrances.