EOHU moves to level orange on Tuesday

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CORNWALL – As anticipated by local officials, the provincial government has confirmed the Eastern Ontario Health Unit area will move to the orange-restrict category under the lockdown framework on Tuesday.

The EOHU area is among nine health unit areas, including Ottawa, that will be in orange.

It will mean limits on social gatherings of 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors as well as restrictions on hours of operation, serving of alcohol and seating at restaurants and bars.

For personal care services like hairdressers, the only services not permitted will be those that require you to remove your mask.

You can read more details on the framework and orange level by clicking here (opens PDF).

Once in the framework, the Ontario government says the situation will be reassessed after two weeks.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will be in the green-prevent category – the lowest level.

Of the 27 health units in Ontario moving out of the stay-at-home order, one is in grey-lockdown, 11 are in red-control, nine are in orange-restrict, four are in yellow-protect and two are in green-prevent, based on public health indicators.

Toronto, Peel, York and North Bay-Parry Sound will remain in the shutdown and stay-at-home order until at least Feb. 22.

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