This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced new restrictions for COVID-19 hotspots.
To prevent and contain the spread of the virus in areas with high-contraction rates, Toronto and Peel regions will transition to Lockdown level restrictions and other regions will move into higher levels of restrictions. The new restrictions will take effect Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
Measures under Lockdown include, but are not limited to:
Career Colleges Ontario has contacted the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to receive clarity on restrictions to post-secondary institutions. The Ministry has indicated it will be releasing further details in the coming days. We will keep you informed as more information is made available.
Based on the latest data, the following public health unit regions will move from their current level in the framework to the following levels effective Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.:
To further support public health regions, the province is making additional enforcement mechanisms available to local medical officers of health who have applied additional measures based on their local conditions and needs. The government is amending Ontario Regulation 950 under the Provincial Offences Act, allowing for a ticket to be issued for any contravention of a COVID-19 specific communicable disease class order issued by a medical officer of health.
The government will also ask the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice to establish a set fine to be attached to any ticket issued for violating a section 22 order relating to COVID-19 made by a local medical officer of health.
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