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Ontario might put new limits on social gatherings

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Just as we were getting used to the Stage 3 restrictions on social gatherings, it looks like we might have some new rules to follow. Word on the street is that Premier Doug Ford is considering rolling back previous allowances to make limits on social gatherings a little tighter. All of this comes in light of the recent climbing numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the province.

As it stands right now, the limit on social gatherings is 100 people outdoors and 50 people indoors. While that’s been working out alright for most businesses and public events, many people are attributing the recent spike to private social gatherings. Think things like backyard parties, weddings, and barbecues. Although these types of events are all technically allowed under the current restrictions, as numbers go up they are a cause for concern.

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Today, Ontario hit our highest total since early June with 315 reported new cases. Of those new cases, 77 were in Toronto, 54 were in Peel Region, and 61 were in Ottawa. It’s likely that if new limits are put in place, it will be regional as opposed to province-wide.

So keep an eye out for updates on that. If you are one of the people attending larger social gatherings, please do so safely. Wear a mask whenever physical distancing isn’t possible and keep on washing those hands. The last thing we need is a second-wave of this thing.

Stay healthy, folks.