Hamilton moving to grey-lockdown level on Monday

City of Hamilton City of Hamilton. Photo credit: BigStock

The Ontario government is moving the City of Hamilton public health region to the Grey-Lockdown level. 

It said in a news release that “decisions were made in consultation with the local medical officers of health and are based on the trends in public health indicators and local context and conditions.”

Hamilton has 705 active COVID-19 cases. The city’s public health unit is tracking 34 outbreaks. It also has an infection rate of 110 per 10,000 residents in the last seven days. More info and data here.

The move for Hamilton into grey-lockdown is effective Monday, March 29, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

The province is also making limited, targeted adjustments to public health and workplace safety measures in the Grey-Lockdown level, allowing the safe resumption of select activities where the risk of COVID-19 transmission can be minimized. This includes:

  • Effective Monday, March 29, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., permitting outdoor fitness classes, outdoor training for team and individual sports, and outdoor personal training, subject to public health and workplace safety measures, including, but not limited to: a maximum of 10 patrons, every person maintaining a physical distance of at least three metres from another person, requiring a reservation and active patron screening.
  • Effective Monday, March 29, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., permitting marinas and boating clubs to operate clubhouses or any restaurant, bar, and other food or drink establishment for outdoor dining, subject to public health and workplace safety measures.
  • Effective Monday, April 12, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., personal care service settings including but not limited to barber shops, hair and nail salons, and body art establishments, will be permitted to operate at 25 per cent capacity or five patrons (whichever is less) subject to physical distancing, including by appointment only, and other public health and workplace safety measures.

The other move made by the province today is to announce that the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, which includes Cornwall and borders Quebec, will move into the Red-Control level. That adjustment is also slated to start Monday.

In addition, effective today at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government also moved Timiskaming Health Unit to the Red-Control level in the framework.