As kids across Ontario head back to school for the first time since the spring, the provincial government says they’ll be keeping public health and safety measures the way they are for at least another month.
Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott says the government won’t be making any changes to the measures that are meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, like the restrictions around gatherings and large events.
Elliott adds that the pause also means the limits on the number of people allowed in social bubbles will stay in place.
She says the pause in necessary to avoid a spike in the number of cases, which would lead to broad closures and more shutdowns.
In recent weeks, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported per day in Ontario has been on the rise.