More regions classified as red zones in Ontario after province lowers thresholds
The stricter public health measures come into effect in Hamilton, York and Halton regions
TORONTO — Three regions in the Toronto area join the COVID-19 red zone on Nov. 16.
The stricter public health measures come into effect in Hamilton, York and Halton regions.
Toronto joined Peel Region in the red alert level — the highest short of a full lockdown — on Nov. 14.
Another six regions, such as Durham and Waterloo, will move to the orange alert level, and six more, including Windsor-Essex and Sudbury, will join the yellow alert level.
Today’s developments come just days after Premier Doug Ford lowered the thresholds for his colour-coded restrictions system.
He said on Nov. 13 that recent COVID-19 projections show the province is “staring down the barrel of another lockdown.”