Halton Region not moving into lockdown stage, for now


Published December 4, 2020 at 1:05 pm

While certain regions have moved into higher levels of Ontario’s new framework in the fight against COVID-19, Halton Region will remain at the red control level and will not be moving into the grey lockdown level.

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, local medical officers of health, and other health experts, announced today (Dec. 4) that they will be moving three public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures as set out in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

These steps are being taken by the Ontario government 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.

“Over the last seven days we have seen the trends in key public health indicators continue to go in the wrong direction in these three regions,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

“By taking proactive action and moving these regions to a higher level in the framework, we are helping them to reduce transmission in the community and avoid broader closures. The health and well-being of Ontarians remains our top priority.”

The following public health regions will move from their current levels in the framework to the following levels effective Monday, December 7, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., based on the latest data.

Middlesex-London Health Unit and Thunder Bay District Health Unit will be moving to the Orange-Restrict level and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit will be moving to the Yellow-Protect level.

All other public health regions will remain at their current levels.

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