COVID - 19 Update No. 66 - October 16, 2020 4:45 p.m.

​UPDATE 66 - October 16, 4:45 pm

King Township moves to modified Stage 2 restrictions

​In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Ontario government is introducing additional health measures for York Region, including King Township. This public health region will be subject to modified Stage 2 restrictions for a minimum of 28 days and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Effective Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., York Region will join Ottawa, Peel and Toronto public health regions in a modified Stage 2, as a result of their trends in public health indicators, including higher than average rates of COVID-19 transmission.

For King Township this will mean the following:
  • Use of fitness centres and indoor group fitness classes: Opening of the Trisan Fitness Centre will be delayed at this time. Further updates will be provided in the near future.
  • All Adult and youth users must amend operating guidelines to comply with new restrictions: No scrimmages or game play is permitted (indoors and outdoors). New capacity requirements include 25 person(s) outdoors and 10 person(s) indoors, including coaches and players.
  • ​Libraries will remained closed: Curbside pick-up will continue to be offered at all branches.
Additional measures under this modified Stage 2 include:
  • Reducing limits for all social gatherings and organized public events to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained. The two limits may not be combined for an indoor-outdoor event;
  • Prohibiting indoor food and drink service in restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments, including nightclubs and food court areas in malls;
  • Closing of:
  1. Indoor gyms and fitness centres (i.e., exercise classes and weight and exercise rooms);
  2. Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments;
  3. Indoor cinemas, performing arts centres and venues, (except for rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted performance subject to conditions, including no spectators);
  4. Spectator areas in racing venues;
  5. Interactive exhibits or exhibits with high risk of personal contact in museums, galleries, zoos, science centres, landmarks, etc.;
  • Prohibiting personal care services where face coverings must be removed for the service (e.g. makeup application, beard trimming);
  • Prohibiting real estate open houses (permitting in-person showing by appointments only)
  • Reducing the capacity limits for:
  1. Tour and guide services to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
  2. In-person teaching and instruction (e.g. cooking class) to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, with certain exemptions, including for schools, universities, colleges of applied arts and technology, private career colleges, the Ontario Police College, etc.
  3. Meeting and event spaces to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors with limited exemptions, including for government operations and the delivery of government services; and
  • Schools, child care centres, and places of worship will remain open in these communities and must continue to follow the public health measures in place. Before-school and after-school programs will also continue to be exempt from these new restrictions and will remain open..