Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Stage 2 Closures Will Officially Take Effect In York Region Starting Monday

Stage 2 Closures Will Officially Take Effect In York Region Starting Monday

Canada also recorded 9,746 deaths related to the virus.

Those restrictions turned out to be the very same as the ones in place for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa, all of which were pushed back to a modified version of Stage 2 last Friday due to spiking rates of transmission.

Meanwhile, another staff member at the Garry J. Armstrong long-term care home operated by the city has tested positive, said manager Donna Gray in a memo to city council.

With cases spiking there, the province is imposing new restrictions in the greater Winnipeg area, starting Monday and lasting for two weeks.

There is no word if the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit will benefit from new hires announced at Premier Ford's media briefing on Wednesday to help track and isolate new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. Designated caregivers can still visit.


Statistics available on Ottawa Public Health's COVID-19 dashboard shows 756 of the 1,581 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 this month involve residents under the age of 30.

Provincial health officials logged 805 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Saturday after four days of cases numbers in the 700s.

With different approaches across the country while schools and some businesses remain open, the situation is "complicated" and challenging for individuals, families and public health authorities, Tam said.

"Otherwise, we are going to be asking cases to follow up with their own contacts if they are willing and able to do this, and advise their own contact they need to be in isolation for a 14-day period and advise they follow up for testing".

"I hate doing this, honestly, I hate doing this", he said, bu the had no choice.

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