Stay-At-Home Order Extended for Toronto and Peel while York Region moves to Red Zone


TORONTO — On Friday afternoon the Ontario government announced Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay-Parry Sound will remain under the stay-at-home order until at least March 8 while York Region moves to the red zone of the province’s colour-coded re-opening framework today.

York Region’s medical officer of health urged Premier Doug Ford to put his region in the red or “control” category of the framework, which allows in-person dining to resume at restaurants and bars, and gyms to re-open with reduced capacity.

Under the red-zone restrictions, restaurants, bars and other food-and-drink establishments must adhere to the following rules:

Capacity limits:

  • Indoors: 10 people total
  • Four people per table

Guests must:

  • sit with at least two metres between tables
  • wear masks or face coverings except when eating or drinking (with some exceptions)
  • wear a mask or face covering and keep two metres apart when lining up and gathering outside
  • give their name and contact information

Buffets, dancing and singing are not permitted and establishments must close by 10 p.m.

Alcohol cannot be sold after 9 p.m. and no one can drink alcohol after 10 p.m.

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