August 17, 2021 Update:
Pausing the exit from the Roadmap to Reopen
In response to evolving data around the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, the government, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is pausing the exit from the Roadmap to Reopen.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts will continue to monitor the data to determine when it is safe to exit the Roadmap and lift the majority of public health and workplace safety measures currently in place.
The Roadmap to Reopen is is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.
The plan is based on:
- the provincewide vaccination rate
- improvements in key public health and health care indicators
- August 17, 2021: Ontario making COVID-19 vaccination policies mandatory in high-risk settings, pausing the province’s exit from the Roadmap to Reopen and providing third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations
- July 9, 2021: Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16
- June 24, 2021: Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30
- June 7, 2021: Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11
- May 20, 2021: Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province