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Ontario regions moving to Stage 2 of COVID-19 reopening

Last Updated Jun 19, 2020 at 6:12 am EDT

Premier Doug Ford speaks at his daily press briefing at Queens Park in Toronto on June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rene Johnston - POOL
Summary

York, Durham and Niagara are among the areas allowed to further open their economies


Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex will remain in the first stage until at least next Friday


More regions of Ontario are moving into the second stage of the province’s reopening plan on Friday, including parts of the Greater Toronto Area.

York, Durham and Niagara are among the areas allowed to further open their economies, though Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex will remain in the first stage until at least next Friday.

Most areas were allowed to enter the second stage last Friday, except for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, some regions that border the United States and those with COVID-19 outbreaks among migrant workers.

The second stage of reopening includes restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools.

As for Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex, Premier Doug Ford has urged patience.

He says the province will re-evaluate its readiness on Monday.