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Ontario making bars and restaurants close earlier, shuts down strip clubs

Sep 25 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Bars and restaurants across Ontario will shut down earlier and all strip clubs will close, Premier Doug Ford announced Friday, saying the new rules were needed to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases. Ford said the latest restrictions would help reduce transmission in high-risk businesses. Bars and restaurants will now be required to close at midnight, except […]

Ontario making bars and restaurants close earlier, shuts down strip clubs

Sep 25 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Bars and restaurants across Ontario will shut down earlier and all strip clubs will close, Premier Doug Ford announced Friday, saying the new rules were needed to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases. Ford said the latest restrictions would help reduce transmission in high-risk businesses. Bars and restaurants will now be required to close at midnight, except […]

Flu shot campaign first pillar of Ontario fall pandemic preparedness plan: Ford

Sep 22 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Encouraging Ontario residents to get the flu shot is the first part of the province's plan to combat COVID-19 this fall, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday, as critics said rising case counts warranted far more decisive action. Ford said the rest of his government's pandemic preparedness strategy would be released in the coming days, adding that […]

Flu shot campaign first pillar of Ontario fall pandemic preparedness plan: Ford

Sep 22 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Encouraging Ontario residents to get the flu shot is the first part of the province's plan to combat COVID-19 this fall, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday, as critics said rising case counts warranted far more decisive action. Ford said the rest of his government's pandemic preparedness strategy would be released in the coming days, adding that […]

Premier Doug Ford promises hefty fines for breaking social gathering rules

Sep 16 2020 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford on Wednesday promised to expand access to COVID-19 testing and threatened "severe" punishment for people breaking public health rules during social gatherings, as his government seeks to address a recent spike in infections. Ford said the province expects to strike a deal to allow thousands of pharmacies to provide COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic […]