The Government of Ontario announced February 8, 2021 that the Province is “moving to a regional approach allowing each region to transition from the shutdown to a revised ‘Framework”. The individual Stay-at-Home orders for 28 public health regions, including Ottawa, will remain in place until Tuesday, February 16, 2021 with some exceptions.
To support the province’s economic recovery, the government has updated the Framework to allow for a safe approach to retail. Limited in-person shopping in Grey-Lockdown zones will be permitted with significant public health and safety requirements, such as limiting capacity to 25 per cent. In addition, public health and safety measures in retail settings will be strengthened for other levels of the framework. Individuals will also be required to wear a face covering and maintain physical distance when indoors in a business, with limited exceptions.