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What does being in a Covid Green Zone Mean

What does being in a Covid Green Zone Mean

Most of Northern Ontario from Kenora to east of Sudbury in Green Zone

TORONTO, ONTARIO ~~~~~  November 15, 2020 (LSN)  From Kenora in the west to Thunder Bay and Agloma District and North Bay Parry Sound are all rated Green except for Sudbury which is rated Yellow   Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Ontario 


Prevent (standard measures) – green

Restrictions reflect broadest allowance of activities in Stage 3. Highest risk settings remain closed. 

What are the Rules:

  • Limit for events and social gatherings (for example, barbeques):
    • 10 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Limit for organized public events and gatherings:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Limit for religious services, weddings and funerals:
    • 30% capacity indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
  • Requirement for workplace screening
  • Face coverings required in:
  • Where patrons without face coverings are within two metres of workers, workers must use additional protections such as eye protection
  • Workplaces must develop and implement a communication/public education plan (highlighting risk)
  • Physical distancing must be maintained
  • Non-essential travel from areas of high-transmission to areas of low transmission should be avoided

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metre minimum between tables
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Karaoke permitted, with restrictions (including no private rooms)
  • Require patron contact info (one per party)
  • No buffet style service
  • Night clubs only permitted to operate as restaurant or bar
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Eye protection where patrons without face coverings are within 2 metres of workers

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Capacity limits:
    • 50 people indoors (classes)
    • 100 people outdoors (classes)
    • 50 people indoors (area with weights or exercise equipment)
  • Spectators allowed (50 indoors and 100 outdoors)
  • Limit of 50 people per room basis if operating in compliance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Facilities for Sport and Recreational Fitness Activities During COVID-19)
  • Team or individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact; 50 people per league
  • Exemption for high performance athletes and parasports
  • Limit volume of music to conversation level and prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Face coverings required except when exercising

Meeting and event spaces

  • Limits:
    • 50 people indoors
    • 100 people outdoors
    • exception for court and government services, weddings, funerals
  • Booking multiple rooms for the same event not permitted
  • 50 indoors per room, where physical distancing can be maintained if venue operates in accordance with the approved plan from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Guidance for Meeting and Event Facilities During COVID-19)

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metre distance and face covering required

Personal care services

  • Oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools closed

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Capacity cannot exceed 50 persons
  • Table games are prohibited

    or
  • Casinos, bingo halls, and gaming establishments operate in accordance with a plan approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health

Cinemas

  • Limits in facility and area:
  • Face coverings except when eating or drinking only
  • Drive-in cinemas permitted to operate, subject to restrictions

Performing arts facilities

  • Limits with 2 metre physical distance maintained:
    • 50 spectators indoors
    • 100 spectators outdoors
  • Singers and players of wind or brass instruments must be separated from spectators by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier
  • Rehearsal or performing a recorded or broadcasted event permitted
  • Performers and employees must maintain 2 metre physical distance except for purposes of the performance
  • Drive-in performances permitted

Face Mask Covering 

Face coverings will not protect you from getting COVID-19.

When you do go out, you must use a face covering (non-medical mask, such as a cloth mask) in public indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.

The best way to protect yourself is to:

  • minimize errands to a single trip where possible
  • avoid close contact with others and keep at least two metres from others outside your household
  • wash your hands regularly (or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available)
  • practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette (for example, sneeze and cough into your sleeve and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth)
  • The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is by staying home and avoiding close contact with others outside of your household.
  • When you do go out, you must use a face covering (non-medical mask, such as a cloth mask) in public indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.
  • Face coverings will not stop you from getting COVID-19, but may help protect others.
  • Medical masks (surgical, medical procedure face masks and respirators like N95 masks) should be reserved for use by health care workers and first responders.

Health and accommodations

You do not need to wear a face covering if you:

  • have a medical condition that inhibits your ability to wear a face covering
  • are unable to put on or remove your face covering without help from someone else
  • are receiving accommodations according to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 or the Human Rights Code

For more detail information for your Protection go to :
https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open

This story is meant to be a starting people for people wanting to know more about the Five Levels of Public Health Meansures 

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