As the province continues to battle with cases, more Ontario COVID-19 zones could be moving up in the framework.
Dr. David Willams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, announced on Thursday that he is recommending multiple health units tighten their restrictions.
The move comes after models show that the province could hit 5,000 cases a day in January.
We will be recommending that health units are moving up in the framework. Some greens are going to yellow, etc.
Dr. David Williams
In a press conference, Williams stated that these recommendations will be going to the cabinet for decision and more solid announcements will be released on Friday.
The doctor states that as more units move up in the zones, more restrictions will be put in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
However, exactly which units will be seeing this change have yet to be revealed.
Williams also hints that even more restrictions may be put in place in lockdown zones as cases continue to grow.
"We're having discussions also with those in the lockdown [...] to say what else might, could or should we do to not only keep it level but to start to bring it down," Williams stated.