Ontario to reveal plans Monday to enter Stage 3 of reopening: sources

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Global News has learned the Ontario government will reveal its plans for stage 3 of reopening Monday.

Premier Doug Ford will make the announcement during his daily news conference at Queen’s Park.

Sources say the timeline will include details and guidelines for the reopening of a number of businesses and services currently restricted.

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It is not clear, however, if the government will take a regional approach to Stage 3 as was the case with previous stages, or if the entire province will enter Stage 3 at the same time.

According to a reopening plan released by the government in April, Stage 3 includes the following:

  • Open all workplaces “responsibly.”
  • Further relaxing restrictions on public gatherings.
  • Continued restrictions on large public gatherings, including concerts and sporting events until the “foreseeable future.”
  • Continued protections for vulnerable populations and continued practice of physical distancing.

The plan states that remote working arrangements should continue when possible as economic activity resumes.

— With files from Ryan Rocca


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