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Green doesn't mean go ahead and gather, says Grey Bruce top doc

Grey and Bruce Counties are in the green-prevent zone for the province's colour-coded COVID restrictions, but the health unit is urging residents to continue restricting interactions
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Grey Bruce is in the green-prevent zone in the Ontario COVID-19 response framework.

There remain limits on activity to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Individuals should not be gatherings in uncontrolled situations. 

Residents are reminded staying home is still the best way to protect yourself and others. 

You are strongly advised to: 

  • stay home as much as possible 
  • avoid social gatherings 
  • limit close contacts to your household 
  • work from home if possible, and allow your employees to work from home if they  can 
  • maintain two-metre physical distancing  
  • avoid travel except for essential reasons; essential includes: 
  • going for food or medications 
  • going to work – if it can’t be done at home 
  • going for healthcare services 
  • supporting vulnerable community members 
  • going to childcare or school 
  • getting exercise or walking pets 

Observe limits of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors for all organized public events, social gatherings and weddings, funerals and religious ceremonies. 

Wear a face covering or mask: 

  • indoors, any time you are within two metres of someone outside your household • if physical distancing cannot be maintained 
  • if wearing one is required 
  • whenever face-to-face with someone outside of your household, especially if you are within two metres 

Grey-Bruce statistics, to date, indicate that schools are safe environments. The positive outcomes of in-person learning and socialization eclipse the low risk of COVID-19 acquisition in the controlled environment of schools. Implementing robust public health measures such as physical distancing, cleaning practices, direct observation, enhanced screening measures, and wearing a mask correctly all contribute to that success.

Remember, not all of the protective measures in schools are in place outside the school environment.