As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Ontario, several regions are moving into lockdowns and/or further restrictions.
On Friday, the provincial government announced that the Toronto and Peel regions will enter lockdowns on Monday morning and that the Kingston-area will move into category “Yellow.”
KFL&A was previously “Green,” which meant standard measures. According to the province, the upgrade to “Yellow” means enhanced targeted enforcement, fines and enhanced education to limit further transmission in the region.
Here is a list of a few differences between Green and Yellow:Limit operating hours; establishments must close at midnight. Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Limit of six people may be seated together Capacity limits will be 10 people indoors for classes and 25 people outdoors.
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Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson told Global News on Sunday afternoon that the transition to stricter guidelines will hopefully send a message to the community that each member needs to do their part to stop the spread of the virus.
“We don’t want what’s happening in the GTA to be happening here in Kingston.