By: Laura Steiner
Halton Region is moving to the red designation as of February 16, 2021. Chief Medical Officer of health (CMOH) Dr. Hamidah Meghani has issued additional instructions to businesses that are set to reopen.
Effective Tuesday, shopping malls and retail stores will have to follow four new rules
- Comply with all requirements specific to the business as set out under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA)
- Actively monitor compliance with required capacity limits, ensure physical distancing of 2m is maintained by patrons, store staff, and mall staff in all common areas, stores, washrooms etc.. and that mask or face coverings are worn in a manner that protects the mouth, nose, and chin unless entitled to an exemption
- Actively manage all lineups including patrons waiting outside, or inside the shopping mall
The new instructions also apply to retail stores within shopping malls. For a full list of instructions are available here