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November 30, 2020

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Moving to “Yellow – Protect”

Protect (strengthened measures) – yellow
Enhanced targeted enforcement, fines and enhanced education to limit further transmission. Public health measures for high-risk settings.
Learn about the public health measures for protect (yellow).

NEWS RELEASE

Ontario Moving Regions to New Levels in COVID-19 Response Framework

Framework Introduces Preventative Measures Earlier to Limit Transmission of COVID-19

TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, is moving five public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures. These steps are being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep schools open, safeguard health system capacity, and protect the province’s most vulnerable populations. The regional levels and specific public health measures are set out in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

“The health and safety of all Ontarians is and will always be our top priority, that’s why we are following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts and making this adjustment today,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Over the last week we have seen a shift in the trends of key public health indicators in regions across the province, and by moving these five regions to a new level in the framework, we can ensure that the necessary targeted measures are in place to stop the spread of the virus and allow us to keep our schools and businesses open.”

Based on the latest data, the following public health regions will move from their current level in the framework to the following levels effective Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.:

Red-Control: Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Orange-Restrict: Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
Yellow-Protect: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Lambton Public Health, and Northwestern Health Unit.

See the Full News Release here.

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