Uxbridge, region in the orange

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After several days of high COVID-19 case counts, this past Monday, Durham Region entered the Orange-Restrict category. Uxbridge is now under tighter restrictions to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus.

In the Orange category, gathering is restricted to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors, with 50 indoors and 100 outdoors permitted for organized public events. Workplace screening is also required, along with reduced serving hours in bars and restaurants. Non-essential travel should be avoided and the public is reminded to wear a face covering when out in public and to observe physical distancing guidelines.

As of press time on Tuesday evening, Durham Region had 375 active COVID-19 cases, with two in home isolation in Uxbridge.

More information about the Orange-Restrict catagory can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-response-framework-keeping-ontario-safe-and-open#orange

Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Uxbridge Cosmos