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Aug. 11, 2020 | Tuesday
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Disero has no issues being in Phase 2 for now
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The Niagara region will remain in Phase 2 of reopening, while most of Ontario enters Phase 3, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday.

Phase 3 reopening allows for “nearly all” businesses to resume, including amusement parks and water parks, buffet-style food services, dancing at restaurants and bars, other than by performers hired by the establishment following specific requirements, overnight stays at camps for children, private karaoke rooms, prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports, saunas, steam rooms, bath houses and oxygen bars, and table games at casinos and gaming establishments.

It also means limits on indoor gatherings will increase from 10 to a maximum of 50 people, outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people.

Gathering limits for both indoor and outdoor events are still subject to physical distancing requirements, meaning people must be two metres apart.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor Betty Disero said she is “good to wait for (the province) on this.”

“We just started Phase 2 a couple of weeks ago, everything is starting to open up, people are starting to go out more. Let’s see how this is going,” she said.

“The province will let us know when they feel we are ready,” she added.

The province reminds people that it’s still important to follow public health advice on social distancing and wearing masks when that isn’t an option.

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