The Ontario Government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is transitioning a number of regions under the COVID-19 Response Framework, and Public Health Sudbury & Districts will move to Red-Control on Monday, March 8 at 12:01 a.m.
Toronto, Peel and North Bay Parry Sound District public health regions will be moved out of the shutdown and into the revised framework, with the Stay-at-Home order no longer in effect.
In addition, seven other public health regions including Sudbury are being moved to new levels in the Framework. All decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based on the latest trends in public health indicators and local context and conditions.
What moving to Red-Control means for Greater Sudbury:
- For all events and social gatherings, the limits are reduced
- Indoor events are limited to five people and outdoor events are limited to 25 people
- For religious events, weddings and funerals however, the indoor limit is 30 per cent capacity.
- The outdoor limit is still 100 people.
The red-control zone also urges residents only to leave home and go out for "essential" reasons.
This includes going to work or school, going out for groceries or pharmacy products, going to health care appointments, helping vulnerable people and getting exercise.