Ontario Pausing The Lifting Of Capacity Limits

Wednesday November 10th, 2021

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The Ontario government is pausing the lifting of capacity limits in remaining higher-risk settings

They say this is being done out of an abundance of caution as the province monitors public health trends.

The province says the phased and cautious approach to Ontario’s reopening includes ongoing monitoring and assessment of key public health and health care indicators. While the government says Ontario’s hospital and intensive care capacity remains stable and the province continues to report one of the lowest rates of active cases in the country, they say certain public health trends, including the effective reproduction number and percent positivity have increased slightly over the past week.

They say existing capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for higher-risk settings where proof of vaccination is required will remain in place “to ensure the province has the required time to better understand any potential impact on hospitalizations and ICU admissions.”

These higher-risk settings include:

  • food or drink establishments with dance facilities such as night clubs and wedding receptions in meeting/event spaces where there is dancing;
  • strip clubs; and
  • sex clubs and bathhouses.

The government says they will continue to monitor the data for the next 28 days to determine when it is safe to lift capacity limits in these settings.

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