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Ontario plans to reopen week of June 14 under new three-step plan

May 20 2021 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario has unveiled a three-step reopening plan that will lift public health restrictions based on vaccination rates and other indicators starting in mid-June. Before that plan kicks in, the province will reopen outdoor recreational amenities such as golf courses and tennis courts on Saturday, following heavy criticism from experts who said outdoor activities […]

Ontario says hospitals can resume non-urgent surgeries as COVID-19 cases drop

May 19 2021 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario hospitals were given the green light Wednesday to gradually resume non-urgent surgeries as COVID-19 infections decline across the province.  The chief medical officer of health said he was rescinding an emergency order issued April 20 that made hospitals temporarily stop the procedures during an onslaught of cases. Dr. David Williams said daily […]

Ontario could reopen more outdoor spaces, science table adviser says

May 11 2021 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario could safely reopen many outdoor recreational facilities even if it extends a stay-at-home order next week, the province's science advisers said Tuesday. The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table said outdoor activities like golf, tennis and beach volleyball are low-risk and with some additional instruction, the province could allow people […]

Ontario could reopen more outdoor spaces, science table adviser says

May 11 2021 — Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Ontario could safely reopen many outdoor recreational facilities even if it extends a stay-at-home order next week, the province's science advisers said Tuesday.  The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table said outdoor activities like golf, tennis and beach volleyball are low-risk and with some additional instruction, the province could allow people […]