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New movement within Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework

March 12, 2021

Today, Ontario announced that the following three public health regions will be moving from their current levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework to the following levels effective Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Grey-Lockdown (25% capacity)

  • Lambton Public Health

Red-Control (50% capacity)

  • Northwestern Health Unit

Yellow-Protect (100% capacity with enhanced safety measures)

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark 

For more information, see RCC’s Store Capacity Calculator.

In addition, effective today at 12:01 a.m., the government activated an “emergency brake” in the Public Health Sudbury and Districts region, moving it to the Grey-Lockdown level. 

The province also announced adjustments in capacity limits for weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites or ceremonies held in regions currently in the Grey-Lockdown level of the Framework. Effective Monday, March 15, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., these events will be permitted to allow for up to 15% total occupancy indoors, or up to 50 people outdoors.  

For more information, contact Michelle Wasylyshen at

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