Ontario Apparently Won't Be Returning To The Colour-Coded Framework When It Reopens

The stay-at-home order is in place until June 2.

Ontario Editor

As COVID-19 cases start to drop, it was revealed that Ontario's reopening plan will apparently look a little different this time.

A government source reportedly revealed to a CityNews reporter that the colour-coded framework, which saw regions placed in grey, red, orange, yellow and green zones, will not be used when Ontario lifts the stay-at-home order.

While it is still unclear exactly how the province is expected to reopen, Christine Elliott, minister of health, did reveal that a plan is coming "very soon" and could look "at what different types of sectors could perhaps be reopened and what their specific needs and timelines are."

According to CityNews, government sources hope that this will be the last reopening the province will face in the pandemic.

Currently, Ontario is in a stay-at-home order which is expected to last until at least June 2.

Outdoor activities could reopen soon

Earlier this week, Elliott revealed that outdoor activities, such as golf courses and tennis courts, could reopen in the near future.

In fact, during a question period, the minister of health stated that these amenities could even see restrictions lift "on or before" June 2.

However, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, has stated that the stay-at-home order may not be lifted until the province sees under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases a day.

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