Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that Peel region will move into red control level (pdf), which means most businesses can reopen but with even stricter limits on the number of people indoors.
“The numbers that we are seeing in Peel and specifically Brampton, they are just going through the roof. It is out of control right now and we have to react. These are the tough decisions I absolutely hate making,” Ford said during his daily COVID-19 briefing, but “at the end of the day, I have to make these decisions.”
The order for Peel region will come into effect as of 12.01 a.m Nov. 7.
As for York region and Ottawa which were previously put under modified Stage 2 restrictions with Peel, will move to orange restriction level that allows up to 50 people to stay indoor in restaurants and gyms.
“We need to get this virus under control in Peel. The region is averaging 103 cases per 100,000. The percent positivity in daily cases is growing. Hospital capacity is under pressure,” Ford said.
Under the color-coded framework, the red control level only allows a maximum of 10 people inside restaurants, bars, gyms, meeting, and event spaces. As for cinemas, they will remain closed.