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The Ontario government no longer requires people who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate for five days.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer Of Health, said that infected individuals should stay home until their fever clears or their symptoms improved for "at least 24 hours."

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Ontario COVID-19 restrictions being almost non-existent this summer might be causing the virus to take a backseat in some people's minds. However, the province's public health unit tracker tells a different story.

According to Public Health Ontario, the province recorded 20,036 new cases in just the past two weeks, bringing the overall total cases to 1,350,212 with 50,893 hospitalizations and 13,531 deaths.

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Ontario is in the midst of another spike in COVID-19 cases, but some regions across the province are getting hit harder than others.

The scientific director for Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table, Dr. Peter Jüni, recently told multiple publications that Ontario is currently seeing 100,000 to 120,000 cases per day.

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After two years of lockdowns, the province has unveiled a new plan that it hopes will allow Ontario to stay open during future health emergencies.

On March 29, Ford's government announced a new initiative called the Plan To Stay Open, described as the "next step" in an ongoing effort to build a stronger health system that is better equipped to respond to crises.

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Ontario government workers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination or undergo regular testing to go to work as of April 4.

Richard Mullin, spokesperson for the president of the Treasury Board, told Narcity in an emailed statement that the requirement to provide proof of vaccination or undergo regular COVID-19 testing will be lifted for Ontario government workers, except in high-risk congregate settings.

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