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Muskoka Post Staff
The Ontario government announced this morning that it is implementing additional measures for restaurants, bars, and other food or drink establishments.
Accompanied by what has become customary dribble from the bureaucrats the minister of health said “Protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians has always been our top priority.” These additional measures will help reduce close contact between individuals in these settings, and support case and contact tracing, thereby limiting the spread of COVID-19."
The amended orders will implement the following measures:
All patrons will be required to be seated at all times, in both indoor and outdoor areas, with limited exceptions; and
Bars and restaurants (and also tour boat operators) in Ontario will be required to keep client logs for a period of 30 days and to disclose the client logs to the medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request, which will support case and contact tracing.
Complementary changes are being made in respect of existing provisions relating to tour operators and tour boat operators.
Government bureaucrats added that the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other public health experts will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation to advise when public health measures or restrictions can be further loosened or if they need to be tightened.