Muskoka Stay At Home Order In Force Until February 16th

Muskoka Stay At Home Order In Force Until February 16th

Posted: 2021-02-08 15:03:46 By: thebay

Muskoka will stay in the grey zone until Tuesday, February 16th according Premier Doug Ford, who announced today that Simcoe Muskoka and 27 other will come out of the stay at home order, pending no increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.

The gradual reopening of the province following the end of state of emergency tomorrow on a regional, colour-tiered approach will start on Wednesday with the easing of restrictions for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health and Renfrew County and District Health Unit.

Muskoka should follow suit next week, although the colour coded restriction level has yet to be announced.

The government also introduced an “emergency brake” that allows the province’s top doctor, Dr. David Williams, to immediately move a region back into lockdown if cases spike. 

The province also updated the colour-tiered framework to allow for what it calls a safer approach to retail. As a result, limited in-person shopping in “Grey-Lockdown” zones will be permitted with public health and safety measures, such as the limited capacity of 25 percent in most retail settings.