COVID-19: Provincial Situation and Updates

Below is information on the current provincial COVID-19 situation in Ontario, including:
  • Emergency Orders
  • Fall Preparedness Plan 2020
  • Stages of Reopening

 

Emergency Orders

 

Fall Preparedness Plan

The Government of Ontario has released the Fall Preparedness Plan for Health, Long-Term Care and Education

Building on lessons learned from the first wave of COVID-19, this plan was developed in collaboration with health care partners to ensure actions and resources directly support the needs of Ontarians to keep everyone safe. This includes:

  • Maintaining public health measures.
  • Implementing the largest flu immunization campaign in Ontario’s history.
  • Identifying, managing and preventing outbreaks quickly.
  • Reducing health service backlogs safely.
  • Preparing for any surges in COVID-19 cases.
  • Recruiting, retaining, training and supporting health care workers, while also continuing to engage families and caregivers.

 

Stages of Reopening

The Ontario Government's 3-stage approach to gradually easing public health measures is outlined in A Framework for Reopening our Province.

Certain businesses, workplaces and public spaces can be open as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

For details on what is permitted to be operational, view the information below. Note that each business and municipality has the choice as to whether they will open or not, based on whether they are ready and/or can comply with the public health measures required.

Local Situation

Currently, the TBDHU area is in Stage 3.

As businesses and activities open, the Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health experts will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation to advise if public health restrictions need to be adjusted. Protecting our most vulnerable citizens must continue to be the top priority, and everyone will be responsible for taking the actions necessary to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Last Updated: 21/10/2020