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Ontario aiming to remove all public health measures by late March

Oct 25, 2021

Ontario is lifting capacity limits today at restaurants, gyms, casinos and some other locations where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required.

If museums and galleries, places of worship and personal care settings choose to require proof of vaccination, they can also lift capacity limits as of today.

Premier Doug Ford announced the development Friday as he unveiled plans for managing the pandemic long term.

The province aims to remove all public health measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 by late March, including mask mandates.

Proof-of-vaccination requirements will start to be lifted early next year — as long as trends don’t become concerning — starting with restaurants, bars, gyms and casinos in January.

Health officials in Ontario — where daily case numbers have been trending downward — on Monday reported 326 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths.

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