Gyms, restaurants and movie theaters reopen as Ontario moves to Stage 3 – .

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Gyms, restaurants and movie theaters reopen as Ontario moves to Stage 3 – .


TORONTO – As of this morning, Ontario is entering the final phase of its COVID-19 economic reopening plan.

For the first time in months, indoor dining rooms, gymnasiums, cinemas, nightclubs and other venues will be able to reopen to the public. There will always be capacity limits in almost any business and masks will always be needed.

Social gatherings of up to 25 people indoors and 100 people outdoors are now allowed.

To move to step 3, the province had to have between 70 and 80% of adults immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and at least 25% with two doses.

Ontario significantly exceeded that threshold a few weeks ago. Today, over 79% of adults have received at least one dose and over 59% are fully immunized.

The province was also expected to see a decline in key public health indicators, including a lower number of cases and better occupancy of intensive care units.

Ontario reported 143 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, marking a full week for the province with fewer than 200 new cases per day.

The province will remain in Stage 3 for at least three weeks, and until 80 percent of the population aged 12 and over in Ontario has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 75 percent have received one. the second, without a public health unit having less than 70 percent of their eligible population fully immunized.

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