Mississauga and Brampton will likely be moved into the grey lockdown zone, if the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted next week.
If moved into the grey zone under the provincial government’s color coded COVID-19 framework, peel residents are obligated to abide by the rules and regulations currently put in place.
Some of the grey zone lockdown rules will include, restaurants to be closed for indoor dining and only allowed takeout and, delivery, indoor social gatherings are allowed only within those of the same household, and a maximum of 10 people for outdoor events. Other businesses such as gyms, person care services and meeting places will remain closed.
However grocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience stores will continue to operate but at 50 per cent capacity and other retailers such as discount and big box retailers, liquor store, hardware stores and garden centres to operate at 25 per cent capacity.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown are disappointed as they had been asking the public health officials to be moved into a less restrictive zone, such as the red control zone.
However according to the recent epidemiology reports, Crombie says it won’t allow for broader openings.
Crombie also mentions that the COVID-19 case count has been higher than the previous week and an increase in the positivity rate.
The highly transmissible COVID-19 variants are likely the cause of the lockdown to continue.
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