Ford to make announcement after York Region enters modified Stage 2

Oct 19 2020, 6:00 am

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement on Monday afternoon after he declared York Region would enter a modified Stage 2.

Ford will be joined by Peter Bethlenfalvy, president of the Treasury Board, and Dr. David Williams, chief medical officer of health.

On Friday, Ford said that York Region needed to enter a modified Stage 2, following Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa.

He said there was “a rapid increase in the rate of infection” in the region with a positivity 2.77% which is above the “high alert” of 2.5%.

For these four regions, indoor dining, cinemas, and gyms would close for 28 days.

And casinos, performing arts centres and venues, and interactive exhibits were all asked to shut down as well.

There is also a reduction in social gatherings and organized public events to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors when physical distancing can’t be maintained.

The daily press conference will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

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