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Coronavirus in Canada: Reopening plans province-by-province

With the initial stage of the epidemic slowing in many parts of the nation, here’s how provinces are planning to reopen

Coronavirus in Canada: Reopening plans province-by-province

“Ontario

NameA Framework for Reopening Our Province

Current status: Stage 1, as of May 19

What reopens:

  • retail stores with street-front entrances, car dealerships
  • off-leash dog parks, water sports, tennis courts, outdoor sports facilities, etc.
  • scheduled surgeries, procedures and services in hospitals, independent health facilities, clinics and private practices
  • religious services, drive-in only
  • libraries for pickup or deliveries
  • indoor and outdoor household services, such as cleaning and maintenance
  • veterinarians, pet grooming
  • Backcountry camping available at provincial parks, as of June 1

Gatherings: Limited to five or fewer

Self-isolation after interprovincial travel: No

What’s next: Stage 2 (timing TBD but likely 2-4 weeks after Stage 1)

What’s on the reopening schedule:

  • More workplaces, including service industries as well as office and retail workplaces
  • Larger public gatherings

Here’s the main provincial COVID-19 site.”