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Kingston one of few regions to move out of lockdown on Wednesday

The Government of Ontario has announced that Kingston will be one of just a few regions to move back to the green zone on Wednesday, February 10th. All other regions will be maintaining its stay at home order and its shutdown order until their respective health units deem their regions to be safe for reopening. 

According to the news release, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health; and Renfrew County and District Health Unit will all be moving back to the Green Prevent level as indicated on the provinces official framework. 

“Based on the improving local trends of key indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, improving hospital capacity, and available public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, the [mentioned] three regions will be moving back to the Framework at the Green-Prevent level on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and will no longer be subject to the Stay-at-Home order,” The premiers office said in a statement. 

For other regions, limited in person shopping will be permitted while in the Grey-Lockdown zone to help the economy. “Our number one priority will always be protecting the health and safety of all individuals, families and workers across the province,” said Premier Ford. “But we must also consider the severe impact COVID-19 is having on our businesses.

For the three regions, this will mean that certain social gatherings will be permitted with 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, such as parties and dinners. For organized public events and staffed businesses, there will be a limit of 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. Religious services will be limited to 30% of the room capacity indoors and 100 people outdoors.

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