Province Moves Toronto & Peel Into Lockdown
The Ford government says it’s moving Toronto and Peel Region into lockdown and the ‘Grey Zone‘ in relation to the province’s COVID-19 colour-coded framework. The province says these measures are being taken to limit community transmission of COVID-19 in order to keep schools open, safeguard health system capacity, and protect the province's most vulnerable populations.
Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Premier Ford said "With the numbers rising rapidly in certain regions, we have to make the tough, but necessary decisions now to protect our hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, and every person in this province. We cannot afford a province-wide lockdown, so we are taking preventative action today by moving Toronto and Peel into Lockdown level restrictions and other regions into higher levels of restrictions. We need to take decisive action to stop the spread of this deadly virus," he said.
Muskoka moves to Orange – Restrict setting, but none the less the Premier implores people not hold gatherings outside of your household.