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Doug Ford Is Working On A Plan To Address COVID-19 Surges Locally After Step 3 Ends

The premier dropped a few hints about what an emergency response could look like.

Doug Ford Is Working On A Plan To Address COVID-19 Surges Locally After Step 3 Ends

Premier Doug Ford confirmed in a press conference on Friday that plans for Ontario to exit step three are underway and have been for months now.

"Because so many of you have rolled up your sleeves we're now able to finalize our plans to exit step three of the Roadmap to Reopen and cautiously lift more public health measures," said Ford. "The work began months ago, and we are finalizing the plan now."

However, the premier also hinted that they are looking into new emergency responses if COVID-19 cases surge again. This includes targeting problems locally.

The premier said the plan is "including where and when we may need to reapply measures, should they be required to stop the surge of transmission."

According to Ford, additional measures will be "localized, tailored and aimed at limiting disruptions to businesses and families."

An exact date for when step three will come to an end has not yet been released.

Yet another region in Ontario is reinstating some stricter COVID-19 health measures due to a rise in cases.

As of November 27, a class order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. in Kingston, as well as the Frontenac and Lennox & Addington regions, implementing stricter indoor social gathering capacities at private dwellings.

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Ford Asks Feds To Ban Some International Flights After A New Variant Of COVID-19 Was Found

Ford is calling for the federal government to ban "all flights and passengers from countries of concern."

Premier Doug Ford is calling for the government of Canada "to follow other governments by immediately banning all flights and passengers from countries of concern" due to a new COVID-19 variant.

In a press release on November 26, Ford says he was "briefed by Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, about the new variant that's been found in several countries in Africa that early reports suggest could be vaccine resistant."

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With the holiday season fast approaching, the Ontario government has released COVID-19 guidelines for residents to follow if they plan to gather with friends, family and loved ones.

During a November 25 press conference, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore urged Ontarians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and highlighted the importance of continuing public health measures like social distancing.

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Ford's Daughter Says Her Cop Husband Is Being Put On 'Unpaid Leave' For Being Unvaccinated

She says Toronto Police Services "made a very silly decision."

Krista Ford Haynes, Premier Doug Ford's daughter, has taken to Instagram to air out her grievances of her husband, Dave Haynes, allegedly being put on unpaid leave by the Toronto Police Services for not being vaccinated.

Haynes has been vocal throughout the pandemic about her anti-vax views and posted a story to her Instagram on Tuesday of a box filled with her husband's things with the caption, "Never thought I'd see the day. Twenty years into the job, he so faithfully served. after just earning a promotion to Staff Sergeant."

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