Stage 3 of the Framework to Reopen the Province

Nearly all businesses and public spaces will be able to gradually reopen in Stage 3, with public
health and workplace safety restrictions in place, while some high-risk venues and activities will
remain closed until they can safely resume operations. Based on the advice of the Chief
Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, indoor and outdoor gathering limits will also
be increased. Physical distancing remains a requirement for all people who are not from the
same household or social circle.
In keeping with the gradual approach to reopening the province, Ontario will continue to
monitor key public health indicators and some Stage 3 restrictions will be further eased over
time when it is safe to do so.
Together, Ontario has made tremendous progress in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, thanks
to the sacrifice and hard work of frontline heroes and volunteers, and the personal responsibility
shown by the people of the province. Stage 3 does not mean that the fight against this deadly
virus is over — far from it. Everyone must continue to be vigilant and follow public health advice
and workplace safety guidelines. This will help limit outbreaks and reduce the risk of undoing
the significant progress we have made together over the past several months.
The government’s priority is, and will continue to be, protecting people’s health and well-being
while planning for recovery and growth. That is why it is essential that everyone continues to
act responsibly and respectfully towards their fellow citizens by following the advice of public
health officials.
As the province moves toward recovery, the government will continue to count on the
dedication, innovation and spirit of the people of Ontario. Through everyday actions like buying
made-in-Ontario products or safely shopping at local small businesses, together we will make
Stage 3 a success and get Ontario’s economy growing again

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