OTTAWA — The COVID-19 lockdown ends in Ottawa as the capital moves to the “orange-restrict” zone, an Arnprior man is forced to move his bunkie and motorists are buried by parking tickets following a winter storm.
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After a 52-day lockdown and stay-at-home order, non-essential businesses, restaurants and gyms were allowed to reopen this week in Ottawa.
The Ontario government moved the capital into the “Orange-Restrict” zone of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework when the stay-at-home order ended on Feb. 16.
In the “Orange-Restrict” level, restaurants can open for in-person dining, but last call is at 9 p.m. and capacity restrictions limit the number of people sitting at a table to four people. Businesses can also open for in-person shopping, and gyms will be allowed to open with restrictions.
The limits on gatherings also change, with a maximum of 10 people permitted indoors at private residences and 25 people outdoors.
Gatineau and the Outaouais move into Quebec’s orange zone on Monday.