Here's Everything That's Opening In Ontario's Green Zones Today

One region has banned outsiders from taking advantage of it, though.
Ontario's Green Zones Open Today & Here's Everything You Need To Know

Today, three public health units can begin to reopen many of their businesses as the stay-at-home order lifts.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health, as well as Renfrew County and District Health Unit, are officially in Ontario's green zone, and here's what that looks like.

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Per Ontario's guidelines, residents in this zone will be allowed to shop and eat indoors, with COVID-19 screening measures in place. 

In restaurants and bars, tables will be required to remain two metres apart from one another. Retail stores can fully reopen with "passive screening" protocols.

Gyms and other sports establishments are allowed up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, and residents of these areas are allowed to have 10 guests indoors and 25 outdoors. 

Students in these health units have already returned to in-person learning. 

However, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health was quick to issue a ban that prevents outsiders from visiting the local hotels, restaurants, and personal care services if they are still under a stay-at-home order.

Ski hills in these areas are also preparing to reopen, welcoming visitors living in the green zone only.

Minister of Health Christine Elliott says an "emergency brake" system has been put in place that allows health authorities to respond quickly to the presence of new variants.

The brake allows for "flexibility to contain community spread quickly in a specific region, providing an extra layer of protection," said Elliott.

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