Mobile sign in image
Sign in
EN - News

Peel Region Will Officially Move Into The Red Zone At Midnight

It'll be the only region in Ontario in the "control" zone.

As of midnight tonight, Peel Region will move into the red "control" zone of Ontario's new COVID-19 tracking system.

The new system, announced Thursday, sorts regions into different colour zones depending on positivity rates.

Peel will be the only region in the red zone, which means they will see stringent measures. 

Editor's Choice: Canadians Have Officially Fallen Out Of Love With Kraft Dinner And Have A New Favourite

After consulting with the local medical Officer of Health [...], Peel Region Health Unit will move to the red, control level. Premier Doug Ford

"The numbers that we are seeing in Peel, and specifically Brampton, are just through the roof," said the premier on Friday.

According to the new red-zone framework, gathering limits will be set at 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Bars and restaurants will not be permitted to host indoor dining in Peel, and only six people may sit together in an outdoor setting.

Gyms and fitness studios must close. Fitness classes and team sports are also not permitted. 

Additionally, casinos, bingo halls, theatres, and cinemas have been mandated to close.

Today, Peel Region recorded 280 new COVID-19 cases.

Stay Informed
Get Toronto's latest and greatest stories every day straight to your inbox.

Doug Ford announced last week that enforcement will be ramping up under Ontario's stay-at-home order

Focusing mostly on public gatherings, officers will be issuing tickets to people who aren't following the rules.

Keep Reading Show less

On Monday, April 19, John Horgan announced that new B.C. travel restrictions will come into effect on Friday, April 23, to eliminate non-essential travel. 

During the announcement, Horgan mentioned "random audits" in the form of roadside stops to ensure people aren't leaving their heath regions.

Keep Reading Show less

The highest COVID-19 infection rates in Canada right now are among young people in their 20s and 30s, according to Dr. Theresa Tam.

In a statement put out on April 20, she said that there's an "acceleration of COVID-19 activity" and explained where COVID-19 is circulating.

Keep Reading Show less