Stage 3 of re-opening in Ontario looks like it is going to be coming soon as the coronavirus caseload takes a downturn in most public health units.

 

Data from 24 public health units — everywhere but the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Niagara, Windsor-Essex, Lambton and Haldimand-Norfolk — show the spread of the virus remains mostly contained.

Public health units in eastern, northern and much of southwestern Ontario have been at Stage 2 for nearly 3 weeks which allowed for the opening of shopping malls, hair salons, swimming pools, and bar and restaurant patios. Here are the active cases reported at this time:


OverPublic health unit
Active cases Active cases per 100,000
Toronto 589 18.9
Peel Region 499 31.1
Windsor-Essex 349 82.2
York Region 150 12.2
Waterloo Region 62 10.6
Hamilton 60 10.1
Simcoe Muskoka 50 8.3
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph 48 15.4
Halton Region 42 6.8
Durham Region 40 5.6
Ottawa 39 3.7
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington 27 12.7
Niagara Region 22 4.7
Middlesex-London 20 3.9
Grey Bruce 9 5.3
Haldimand-Norfolk 9 7.9
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge 8 4.2
Northwestern 7 8.0
Eastern Ontario 5 2.4
Lambton 3 2.3
Sudbury and Districts 3 1.5
Chatham-Kent 2 1.9
Peterborough 2 1.4
Porcupine 2 2.4
Thunder Bay District 2 1.3
Brant County 1 0.6
North Bay Parry Sound District 1 0.8
Renfrew County 1 0.9
Algoma 0 0.0
Hastings Prince Edward 0 0.0
Huron Perth 0 0.0
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark 0 0.0
Southwestern 0 0.0
Timiskaming 0 0.0
Ontario total 2,052

Provincial officials have said any announcements about progressing to the next stage would be made on Mondays.

What Does Stage 3 Look Like?

The particulars are yet to be established, but the province did suggest in April that Stage 3 would mean opening up all workplaces in a responsible manner as well as relaxing public gathering restrictions further.  Large public gatherings like sports events would still be not happening however in the near future.

Medical experts do say however that even if we move to stage 3, it’s likely that many of our current health protocols like physical distancing, mask wearing and handwashing, will remain in effect.

Niagara Region

Friday June 19th was the day Niagara officially entered into Stage 2.  For updated information from Niagara Region Public Health about COVID -19 locally, please visit the link HERE.

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