Just one day after York Region reverted back to a modified Stage 2, restrictions for long-term care homes were extended to the area.
The Ontario government added York to the areas with higher community spread of COVID-19, joining Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region.
Residents of long-term care homes won’t be allowed to go out for social or personal reasons. Essential visitors, including caregivers, will be the only visitors allowed.
Short-term and temporary absences for medical or compassionate reasons, however, will still be allowed.
The province says measures regarding long-term care will be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.