Those restrictions turned out to be the very same as the ones in place for Toronto, Peel and Ottawa, all of which were pushed back to a modified version of Stage 2 last Friday due to spiking rates of transmission. I am proud to say that the Prime Minister, my fellow premiers, mayors and CEOs from some of Canada's largest institutions are stepping up. "I'm echoing the Premier's call for people and businesses across our province to support our government's efforts in combating this virus by either downloading or encouraging those around them to download this free, voluntary, and easy to use app".
Schools, child care centres, dental offices and places of worship will remain open. These include COVID-19 spread and containment, public health capacity to conduct rapid case and contact management, the type and setting of outbreaks, incidence tracking, increases in hospitalization and ICU admission, and testing capacity.
Today, Ontario reported 712 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with nine new deaths related to the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the Queensway Carleton Hospital said the west-end care clinic offers same day booking for patients who meet the criteria and are in need of a COVID-19 test or a physician's care.
Ford told reporters that despite today's numbers, "indicators are going in the wrong direction". "In addition, the rate of infection is increasing; the positivity rate is 2.77 per cent, well above the high-alert threshold of 2.5 per cent".
In York Region, the number of cases and hospitalizations are now trending upwards and further action is required to help stop the spread of the virus in this community.
York Region's chairman and CEO, Wayne Emmerson, and its medical officer of health, Dr. Karim Kurji, issued a joint statement urging residents to abide by the new rules.
According to Toronto Public Health, there are 107 people in hospital, an increase of 18 new, with one more death and 299 more recovered from yesterday's report.
Of the 783 cases reported, 239 are from Toronto, 136 are from Peel, 127 are from York, and 89 are from Ottawa.
"This is a very hard decision to make because we know it requires sacrifices on many people and it's going to affect people's lives significantly", Elliott said.
"But we are seeing some concerning trends in York that required us to take action".
Elliott added that she hopes the province doesn't have to implement further health restrictions in other regions of Ontario.
STATEMENT - York Region to move to modified Stage 2 on Monday at 12:01AM.
Scarpitti also said that the city will no longer be offering fitness activities at the Markham Pan Am Centre as a result of the new restrictions.
The announcement comes as no surprise to York Region medical officer of health Dr. Karim Kurji, who said yesterday that with the most recent escalation in COVID-19 cases in York Region - it saw the highest daily number of cases since the pandemic began with 128 cases confirmed October 14 - the region had moved from "orange zone" to "red zone".