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November 2020

ON: Toronto and Peel entering another lockdown

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Ontario is moving certain public health unit regions to new levels in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, which includes moving Toronto and Peel into Lockdown. No indoor organized public events or social gatherings except with members of the same household. Outdoor organized public events or social gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people. Click here for full restrictions and alert levels throughout the province.

The province has also launched a series of education and enforcement campaigns to ensure businesses are following the rules, including requiring employers to produce their workplace safety plans. 

If a person or business is not found compliant with orders under the Reopening Ontario Act, they could be ticketed with a fine of $750 under the Reopening Ontario Act. Where prosecuted without issuing a ticket and on conviction, individuals could be fined up to $100,000, and directors and officers of a corporation could be fined up to $500,000. Any individual convicted of an offence under the Reopening Ontario Act could also receive a term of imprisonment of up to one year. The maximum fine for a corporation convicted of an offence under the Reopening Ontario Act is $10,000,000.

Certain businesses and establishments in the Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict, Red-Control, and Lockdown levels are required to develop a COVID-19 safety plan and make it available in writing for review. 

 

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