"This is all due to the vaccinations going extremely well," said Ford.
Ontario could be walking into step two a few days earlier than originally planned.
The Ontario government is reportedly considering moving the province into the next step of the reopening plan by Wednesday, June 30, according to CBC. This would be two days earlier than the scheduled July 2 date.
During a press conference today, Ford revealed that an official announcement could be coming very soon.
"It's just a matter of days," said Ford. "Minister Elliott again is going to be discussing this with Dr. Williams, and they'll be coming out with an announcement very shortly. This is all due to the vaccinations going extremely well."
Step two will increase outdoor gathering sizes to 25 people and see the opening of personal care services, such as salons.
Ontario already reaching step three vaccination goals
As more residents become eligible to book second dose appointments, Ontario is continuing its goal of a two-dose summer.
As of June 23, 76.5% of Ontarian adults have received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 27.5% are now fully vaccinated.
These percentages meet the requirements for the province to move into the last step of the reopening plan.
According to the Roadmap to Reopen, in order to move into step three, 70 to 80% of adults need to have the first dose, while 25% need to be fully vaccinated.
Currently, the province is step one, which requires 60% of adults to have received their first dose.
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