Windsor Puts Strict Restrictions On Restaurants & Weddings As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Windsor Health Unit has installed a sweeping list of new COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, all of which will have a significant impact on the region's nightlife and ceremonies.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of health, announced that residents will be forced to follow its updated regulations starting September 7 at 12:01 a.m. in addition to the provincial government's policies.

The restrictions will require restaurants, bars, nightclubs and adult entertainment venues to close down operations at 12:00 a.m. as well as ban dancing indoors, except "where dancing is part of employment."

The instructions also state that weddings, funerals and other ceremonies must limit attendance to a maximum of 100 people with dancing indoors restricted to martial couples. These new rules for weddings will begin on September 20 at 12:01 a.m.

"At this time, I would like to remind our residents that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in our community and all residents of Windsor and Essex County need to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following these public health measure," Ahmed said.

Ontario's Not Yet Changing COVID-19 Measures As 4 Possible Omicron Cases Are Investigated

Dr. Kieran Moore provided an update about the new variant recently found in the country.

Ontario is now investigating four other possible cases of the Omicron variant, a day after the news that the new COVID-19 variant first appeared in Canada.

On November 28, the Ontario government confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant were found in Ottawa, both following recent travel from Nigeria.

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Yet another region in Ontario is reinstating some stricter COVID-19 health measures due to a rise in cases.

As of November 27, a class order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. in Kingston, as well as the Frontenac and Lennox & Addington regions, implementing stricter indoor social gathering capacities at private dwellings.

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With the holiday season fast approaching, the Ontario government has released COVID-19 guidelines for residents to follow if they plan to gather with friends, family and loved ones.

During a November 25 press conference, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore urged Ontarians to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and highlighted the importance of continuing public health measures like social distancing.

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It looks like the emergency orders in Ontario are potentially here to stay until the end of March.

Ontario's emergency orders were originally set to expire next week on December 1, but the government passed a motion that granted the extension.

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