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Province moving to Step 3 on July 16

As is the province of Ontario's wont, they change the rules as they go.

In the original reopening strategy the province set goalmarkers on vaccinations to trigger our jump to a new level of lessened restrictions; but at a minimum each step should be spaced out by the minimum of 21 days.

When we were in Step 1 and met the guidelines for being able to jump to step 2, they actually allowed it 2 days early (gotta have our Canada Day party, y'all); so from June 30, add 21 days and you'd be at July 21.

Well, we'd already met the requirements for vaccinations a while back, so they're just letting us jump on over to Step 3 by a whole 5 days early!

What does Step 3 allow?  A whole lot more.

  • Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people
  • Indoor gatherings of up to 25 people
  • Indoor dining with NO LIMITS (including buffets, but I may still wait a bit personally)
  • Retail is just limited to ensuring physical distancing
  • Gyms are back with some limitations
  • All personal care
  • Movie theatres and concert halls

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