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November 6th,2020 | COVID-19 GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS SUPPORT UPDATES

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WDG Public Health Region Moves to Yellow, Protect, Level

As of Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health region will be moved to the Yellow, Protect, level, within the new Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

For the full news release, click here.

The framework categorizes public health unit regions into five levels:

  • Green–Prevent
  • Yellow–Protect
  • Orange–Restrict
  • Red–Control, and
  • Lockdown

Each level outlines the types of public health and workplace safety measures for businesses and organizations. These include targeted measures for specific sectors, institutions and other settings.

The Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework takes a comprehensive, whole of government approach by introducing preventative measures earlier to help avoid broader closures and allow for additional public health and workplace safety measures to be introduced or removed gradually. It ensures that public health measures are targeted, incremental and responsive to help limit the spread of COVID-19, while keeping schools and businesses open, maintaining health system capacity and protecting vulnerable people, including those in long-term care.

What does this mean for your business?

The framework can be downloaded by clicking here, and some snapshots of measures for certain types of businesses are below (you may need to zoom in to read them)!

Current restrictions refers to what we have been following, and the Proposed restrictions shown represent the new Framework. The framework levels are designed to build on each other, so we follow all restrictions from the Green, Prevent level plus the restrictions listed in the Yellow, Protect level.

 

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