Come Monday, new regions will enter the red and orange levels of Ontario's COVID-19 restriction zones.
The provincial government posted a release on Friday that details the changes.
Minister of Health Christine Elliott assured Ontarians that the changes are necessary.
By moving these 5 regions to a new level in the framework, we can ensure that the necessary [...] measures are in place to stop the spread of the virus.
As of Monday, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will move into the red control zone, and Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will move into the orange restrict zone.
Three new regions will move into the yellow protect zone: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Lambton Public Health, and Northwestern Health Unit.
Last week, Toronto and Peel were moved into the grey lockdown zone for a minimum of 28 days.
Durham Region, the Region of Waterloo, the City of Hamilton, and York Region are also currently in the red zone.
After Monday's changes, there will be a total of seven regions remaining in the green zone.