Sueling Ching said the province will likely have no choice but to extend widespread business shutdowns if the city’s infection rate continues at its current level.
Dr. Vera Etches
Ottawa Board of Trade boss urges residents to be 'more diligent' in efforts to curb spread of COVID-19
The measures, which are to take effect first thing Wednesday morning, were announced before reports emerged that the provincial government was poised to announce sweeping shutdown measures on non-…
Rules requiring masks to be worn indoors and protocols to promote physical distancing will remain in place even as vaccines are rolled out.
Mayor also suggests "some form of opening for those businesses should at least be considered" after data shows only two per cent of recent outbreaks were linked to bars and restaurants.
Several business advocates are challenging the government to produce evidence showing a connection between their operations and the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
The new measures include limiting the number of people in eating and drinking establishments to 100, with a maximum of six patrons allowed per table.