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Ontario at Step Three as of July 16

More than 16.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered provincewide.


July 12, 2021
By Bakers Journal


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In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.

According to the Roadmap, the province required 70 to 80 per cent of individuals of 18 years of age or older to have one dose, and 25 per cent with both doses for at least two weeks. As of July 8, 2021, over 77 per cent of the population in Ontario over the ages of 12 have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 50 per cent have received their second dose.

More than 16.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered provincewide.

Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place. Face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing requirements remain in place throughout Step Three.

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This is in alignment with the advice on personal public health measures issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada, while also accounting for Ontario specific information and requirements. Face coverings will also be required in some outdoor public settings as well. For the food industry, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 100 people with limited exceptions;
  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
  • Indoor meeting and event spaces permitted to operate with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect and capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, (whichever is less)
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).