SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk will be moving back to Orange-Restrict on Monday, March 8 within the Covid-19 Response Framework.

Details of the move, made in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, can be found at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60580/toronto-peel-and-north-bay-parry-sound-public-health-regions-returning-to-strengthened-covid-19-resp Haldimand-Norfolk’s move on Monday, March 8 at 12:01 a.m. was based on an increase in the number of cases per 100,000.

“If we all continue to do our part by wearing our mask and social distancing, I am sure we will see our infection rate drop again very soon,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “As vaccinations roll out I am confident the days ahead will be much brighter.”

The measures for Orange -Restrict are outlined in O. Reg. 364/20. Businesses or organizations must operate in compliance with regulatory requirements and the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials, including any advice, recommendations or instructions on physical distancing, cleaning or disinfecting. If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. 

In addition to provincial restrictions, local health units can implement restrictions above or beyond those of the province. Check with the local public health unit and municipality for any additional advice, recommendations or instructions.

Public health unit regions that will be moving to a new category on March 8 at 12:01 a.m. are:

  • Grey-Lockdown 
    • Peel Public Health  
    • Toronto Public Health  
       
  • Red-Control 
    • North Bay-Parry Sound District Health  
    • Peterborough Public Health 
    • Public Health Sudbury and Districts  
    • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit 
       
  • Orange-Restrict 
    • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit  
    • Timiskaming Health Unit 
       
  • Yellow-Protect 
    • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit 
    • Renfrew County and District Health Unit  

For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or toby.barrett@pc.ola.org