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While many have been excited and ready for life to return to a familiar sense of normal, many businesses and residents of Ottawa alike are still concerned for their health and safety. As of March 1, the province of Ontario is lifting restrictions including the proof of vaccination requirement in non-essential businesses such as restaurants and theatres.

The government has put it to the discretion of business owners to decide if they plan on keeping vaccination requirements or not. A number of Ottawa restaurants and shops feel that the best decision, for the time being, is to keep asking for the vaccine passport for indoor dining and activities.

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In response to the Omicron variant's presence in Ontario, the provincial government will soon require children 12 to 17 years old to show proof of vaccination in order to participate in organized sports in recreational facilities.

In a press release on December 10, the Ontario government announced that the new requirement will come into effect on December 20 across the province.

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The Ontario government just unveiled new COVID-19 health measures for the province and some are coming into effect later this month.

In an announcement on December 10, Ontario revealed its plan for how to manage the new Omicron variant in the province, introducing health measures including enhancing proof of vaccination requirements, strengthening the verification process for medical or clinical trial exemptions, and expanding the province's vaccine rollout for booster doses.

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Premier Doug Ford is reportedly meeting with his cabinet this morning to consider what public health measures to enact amid the worsening COVID-19 situation in Ontario.

CTV News Toronto reports that Ford was given many options to consider earlier this week, like potentially closing down schools for some time before and after the winter break and moving Ontario back into Step 3 of its reopening plan. But the provincial government was not yet ready to make any big changes to its current public health measures and will instead be "focusing on new guidance," over Christmas, according to CTV.

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