Waterloo Region Is Finally Joining The Rest Of Ontario In Step 2 Of Reopening Next Week
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The Region of Waterloo has finally announced that it will move into step two of Ontario's reopening plan on July 12 at 12:01 a.m.
Thank you for all your efforts which have made it possible for us to move to Step 2 on Monday, July 12! Municipalities will provide specific information on what this move to Step 2 means for their services. Read more: https://bit.ly/3jXZWBG\u00a0pic.twitter.com/Njw8cZvDOg— Region of Waterloo (@Region of Waterloo) 1625761814
The region originally delayed its advancement in Ontario's reopening plan due to the circulation of the Delta variant.
"We're working together to push back against the Delta variant, stabilizing our case rates and hospitalizations, while increasing vaccination rates," Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, medical officer of health, stated in a press release . "Continuing to build on this momentum puts Waterloo Region on track not only to move to Step 2 on Monday but will help keep us on track for Step 3."
The guidelines also allow for outdoor events with up to 25 people. Likewise, indoor gatherings of up to five people are permitted under this step.
Currently, Waterloo Region has 315 active COVID-19 cases, and 46.65% of adults in the region are fully vaccinated, while 79.93% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.