COVID-19: When Will Canada Reopen

Each province in Canada will reopen in stages at various dates depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and how effectively each province can respond to the evolving situation.

Nova Scotia Restaurants, Bars, Hair & Nail Salons, Gyms, Body Art Facilities to Reopen From June 5

Nova Scotia Restaurants, Bars, Hair & Nail Salons, Gyms, Body Art Facilities to Reopen From June 5

Premier Stephen McNeil announced that most businesses required to close under the public health order can reopen from June 5 provided they follow protocols in the plan that is tailored to their sector. This includes following public health protocols to ensure physical distancing, increased cleaning and other protective measures for ...
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Restaurants, Bars, Swimming Pools, Spas, Tattoo Parlours, Community Centres to Reopen in Manitoba on June 1

Restaurants, Bars, Swimming Pools, Spas, Tattoo Parlours, Community Centres to Reopen in Manitoba on June 1

The Manitoba government says dine-in restaurants, pools, gyms and many other services are to reopen Monday. Bars, community centres, seniors clubs and other facilities will also be allowed to resume services after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bars, dine-in restaurants, gyms, pools and other facilities across Manitoba will be allowed to reopen ...
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Hair Salons, Restaurants and Bars in Calgary and Brooks to Reopen From May 25th

Hair Salons, Restaurants and Bars in Calgary and Brooks to Reopen From May 25th

Restaurants, barber shops and hair salons in Calgary and Brooks now have the official go-ahead to reopen their doors on Monday. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says declining COVID-19 case trends in those two cities, which had experienced the highest levels of infections, make the reopening safe. Those shops were allowed ...
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Saskatchewan to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Restaurants, Gyms in June

Saskatchewan to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Restaurants, Gyms in June

The Saskatchewan government says restaurants, gyms and nail salons can reopen in about two weeks. Starting June 8, restaurants will be allowed to operate at half capacity and restrictions will also lift on some personal care services, childcare centres and places of worship. The government also plans to increase its 10-person gathering ...
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What Is Open From May 19th in British Columbia - Phase 2 of BC's Restart Plan

What Is Open From May 19th in British Columbia – Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan

British Columbia is reopening partially from May 19th. B.C.’s reopening will look different than other provinces because much of the economy was not shut down. Unlike many other provinces, British Columbia never asked hardware stores, and garden centres to close. BC Parks, recreation sites and trails that can accommodate physical ...
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What Is Open From May 19th in Saskatchewan - Phase Two of Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

What Is Open From May 19th in Saskatchewan – Phase Two of Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan

Hairdressers and shopping malls are all allowed under Saskatchewan’s plan to refire parts of its economy during the COVID-19 crisis. All businesses and customers are expected to maintain physical distancing practices. Other than in an allowable business (as per guidelines), the size of public and private gatherings will remain at ...
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This is How Yukon Plans to Reopen

This is How Yukon Plans to Reopen

More households will be allowed to mingle together but Yukon's border will remain closed as the government issued its plan Friday to gradually loosen COVID-19 related restrictions. The plan outlines five phases including a period after a vaccine is available, but with no firm dates attached. "We are still on the ...
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Optional: British Columbia to Reopen Schools From June 1

Optional: British Columbia to Reopen Schools From June 1

Students in British Columbia can go back to school June 1 on a part-time, optional basis with no pressure on parents to send their kids to class, says Premier John Horgan. B.C. has managed to flatten the COVID-19 curve and the province is about to start lifting restrictions on some businesses and ...
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Stage 1 of Reopening: This is What is Open in Ontario From May 16, 2020 (List of Businesses)

Stage 1 of Reopening: This is What is Open in Ontario From May 16, 2020 (List of Businesses)

Ontario is set to enter its first stage of reopening next Tuesday including lifting restrictions on retail stores, golf driving ranges and tennis courts, surgeries and dog grooming. In a document released today, the province says Ontario can now gradually begin to open workplaces, but working from home should continue as much ...
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What is Allowed at Parks Canada National Parks and Historic Sites From June 1

What is Allowed at Parks Canada National Parks and Historic Sites From June 1

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced that national parks will resume some operations from June 1. Wilkinson says some trails, day use areas, green spaces and recreational boating will be available starting June 1 at national parks, historic sites and waterways and national marine conservation areas. Camping in parks will remain ...
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New Brunswick to Reopen Provincial Parks From May 15

New Brunswick to Reopen Provincial Parks From May 15

New Brunswick is reopening provincial parks and other major tourist attractions as part of Phase 2 (Orange) of its COVID-19 recovery plan. New Brunswick provincial parks and attractions will reopen with limited services, no events, and no programming or co-ordinated activities. Provincial parks, campgrounds and other tourist attractions are only ...
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Sépaq: Quebec National Parks to Open From May 20

Sépaq: Quebec National Parks to Open From May 20

The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) has announced that reopening some of Quebec National Parks from May 20. Sépaq will gradually reopen the parks taking a proximity-based outdoor approach due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...
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This is What will Reopen in Alberta on May 14 - Stage One of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

This is What will Reopen in Alberta on May 14 – Stage One of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Alberta will be moving to Stage One of Alberta’s relaunch strategy on May 14th. Alberta's relaunch stages will include an evaluation and monitoring period to determine if restrictions should be adjusted. Decisions will be based on hospitalizations, intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy, confirmed cases, ...
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What is Open From May 8 in Prince Edward Island — “Renew PEI, Together”

Good news! There is no need to think about “two-household bubble mediation services" as Mother's Day approaches. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced a further easing of public health measures in Prince Edward Island as the last remaining case of COVID-19 has recovered. “We know that limiting our ...
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New Brunswick Allows Restaurants, Libraries, Museums and Campgrounds to Open From May 8

New Brunswick Allows Restaurants, Libraries, Museums and Campgrounds to Open From May 8

New Brunswick is allowing more businesses and services to open as it launches the next phase of the province's COVID-19 recovery plan. Stores, offices, restaurants, libraries, museums and campgrounds can open immediately as long as they have a plan that explains how they are meeting public health guidelines, including physical distancing, hand hygiene and ...
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This is How British Columbia Plans to Reopen

This is How British Columbia Plans to Reopen

British Columbia has outlined a gradual reopening of its economy with certain health services, retail outlets, restaurants, salons and museums resuming some operations in mid-May. All of the government's reopening plans are contingent on organizations developing proposals that follow provincial guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. Hotels, resorts and parks would follow ...
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This is What is Open in Ontario From May 8, 2020

This is What is Open in Ontario From May 8, 2020

The Ontario government has announced that it is allowing all retail stores with a street entrance to provide curbside pickup and delivery, as well as in-store payment and purchases at garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety supply stores. All businesses should follow the Ministry of Health's Guidance Document for ...
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Ontario Slowly Reopening by Allowing Curbside Pickup for Retail, Reopening of Garden, Hardware Shops

Ontario Slowly Reopening by Allowing Curbside Pickup for Retail, Reopening of Garden, Hardware Shops

Ontario announced small steps Wednesday toward reopening the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic as the growth in new cases slows, including allowing retail stores to open for curbside pickup. Premier Doug Ford said with the numbers heading in the right direction, the government has been working around the clock ...
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What is Open in Canada - Week of May 4 - COVID-19 Reopening

What is Open in Canada – Week of May 4 – COVID-19 Reopening

Provinces across the country are easing COVID-19 restrictions. Here is the list of what is open now across Canada. Physical distancing measures are in place. All Canadians are urged to avoid unnecessary travel. British Columbia All health orders are in place. British Columbia has not announced a plan for reopening ...
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Nova Scotia Opens Parks, Garden Centres and Eases Some Public Health Restrictions From May 1

Nova Scotia Opens Parks, Garden Centres and Eases Some Public Health Restrictions From May 1

Nova Scotia is easing some public health restrictions around COVID-19, but existing directives around physical distancing and social gatherings will remain in place. Under the changes, which take effect immediately, hiking trails and provincial and municipal parks can reopen, but playground equipment will continue to be off-limits. Garden centres, nurseries and ...
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List of Businesses Allowed to Reopen in Ontario From May 4

List of Businesses Allowed to Reopen in Ontario From May 4

Premier Doug Ford has announced that some businesses that can comply with safety rules that allow staff and customers to maintain physical distancing will be allowed to reopen. The government, in partnership with Ontario's health and safety associations, has developed more than 60 guidelines in response to COVID-19. The businesses ...
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Ontario Allowing Some Businesses to Reopen From May 4 If They Can Comply With Safety Rules

Ontario Allowing Some Businesses to Reopen From May 4 If They Can Comply With Safety Rules

Ontario will allow some businesses to reopen on May 4. Premier Doug Ford says today that some businesses that can comply with safety rules that allow staff and customers to maintain physical distancing will be allowed to reopen. Many of the businesses are seasonal, including garden centres with curbside pick-ups, lawn ...
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Alberta Parks Reservation to Reopen May 14, 2020

Alberta Parks Reservation to Reopen May 14, 2020

Online camping reservations for Alberta Parks for 2020 summer season reopen on May 14. Alberta Parks is working hard to make campsites available as soon as possible, with the goal to have as many open as possible by June 1. At this time, sites are open to Albertans only. More ...
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What is Open From May 11 in Newfoundland and Labrador During "Alert Level 4"

What is Open From May 11 in Newfoundland and Labrador During “Alert Level 4”

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald introduced Newfoundland and Labrador's reopening plan that follows five "alert levels" days after models showed the first wave of infections in the province appears to be subsiding. Dr. Fitzgerald said the term "alert level" was chosen in the plan, instead of "phase" ...
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Alberta to Reopen From May 1 Starting With Parks Access - Alberta's Relaunch Plan

Alberta to Reopen From May 1 Starting With Parks Access – Alberta’s Relaunch Plan

The government of Alberta has announced Alberta’s relaunch strategy. Alberta is planning to reopen dental offices and golf courses shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic as early as Monday. The government says boat launches are also to be made accessible on May 1 and it is working to open ...
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Reopened Golf Courses, Campsites Part of Alberta Relaunch Plan

Reopened Golf Courses, Campsites Part of Alberta Relaunch Plan

The Alberta government has released its plan for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The gradual approach begins Friday with access to parking lots and staging areas in parks and at some boat launches. Premier Jason Kenney says Albertans will have to move forward "with care ...
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Ontario Releases Reopening Guidelines For Businesses

Ontario Releases Reopening Guidelines For Businesses

Ontario is not yet setting dates for restarting the economy, but today the province is providing guidelines to businesses for how to reopen safely, including ground markings for physical distancing and installing plexiglass barriers. Premier Doug Ford says Ontario has made "tremendous progress" in flattening the curve, and as soon ...
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Newfoundland and Labrador Officials Introduce Reopening Plan to Begin May 11

A reopening plan presented Thursday will see Newfoundland and Labrador loosen some public health restrictions on May 11 — as long as COVID-19 indicators remain steady. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald introduced the plan that follows five "alert levels" days after models showed the first wave of infections in the province appears to be ...
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Saskatchewan Reopen Plan Won't Start in Two Communities With COVID-19 Outbreaks

Saskatchewan Reopen Plan Won’t Start in Two Communities With COVID-19 Outbreaks

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he's confident in his government's plan to relax some restrictions around COVID-19 starting next month, despite two outbreaks of the illness and another death. Health officials reported the province's sixth death Wednesday of a person in their 80s at a long-term care facility in La Loche, a remote village ...
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Horgan says details of plan to reopen B.C. during pandemic coming next week

Horgan says Details of Plan to Reopen British Columbia During Pandemic Coming Next Week

Premier John Horgan says he will outline details next week about reopening British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic as workers at two additional poultry processing plants were reported to have tested positive for the virus. Horgan said the reopening guidelines will be different than other provinces, mostly because B.C. didn't ...
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Rules & Guidelines for Manitoba Businesses That Will Reopen on May 4

Rules & Guidelines for Manitoba Businesses That Will Reopen on May 4

The Manitoba government has released its plan for easing restrictions that were put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Premier Brian Pallister says the phased-in approach is to begin Monday and will include some non-essential businesses reopening with strict restrictions. RULES & GUIDELINES FOR MANITOBA BUSINESSES THAT WILL ...
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Quebec Says Cottage Country North of Montreal to Reopen Starting May 4

Quebec Says Cottage Country North of Montreal to Reopen Starting May 4

Quebec is reopening access to much of cottage country north of Montreal as of next Monday. After releasing plans to reopen schools and businesses, Quebec on Wednesday continued its push to recover from weeks of pandemic-related shutdowns, announcing a gradual lifting of travel restrictions across much of the province. The Laurentians and Lanaudiere regions north ...
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P.E.I. to remain closed to non-residents as COVID-19 restrictions eased

P.E.I. to Remain Closed to Non-Residents as COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

Prince Edward Island will remain closed to non-residents for the foreseeable future as part of its newly released plans to begin easing COVID-19 restrictions. That is aimed at protecting residents, but it also blocks one of the Island's biggest industries. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King has announced a four-phase plan that will see the ...
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Manitoba Announces Reopening Framework with Many Services Opening From May 4

Manitoba Announces Reopening Framework with Many Services Opening From May 4

The Manitoba government has announced a multi-phased reopening framework, "Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap" that will see some businesses and services start reopening from May 4. Restoring Safe Services: Manitoba’s Pandemic Economic Recovery Roadmap consists of multiple phases. The timing and specifics noted in each phase are ...
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Saskatchewan rolls out benchmark to watch COVID-19 infections during reopen plan

Saskatchewan Rolls out Benchmark to Watch COVID-19 Infections During Reopen Plan

Public health officials have introduced a benchmark to evaluate how COVID-19 is spreading in Saskatchewan as the province prepares to relax some public health restrictions. The Saskatchewan Health Authority also says data shows residents are complying with current measures. The important marker officials say they'll be using is the average number of people that one person with COVID-19 is ...
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Forecasts Show Alberta Could Begin Reopening Economy in May: Kenney

Forecasts Show Alberta Could Begin Reopening Economy in May: Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta is doing better than expected on containing COVID-19 and the plan is to begin relaxing health lockdown rules next month. Kenney said details of Alberta's relaunch plan will be revealed later this week, but they will mirror those already announced in Saskatchewan. "There will be some dates ...
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What is Open From May 1 in Prince Edward Island During the First Phase of the Reopening Plan - “Renew PEI, Together”

What is Open From May 1 in Prince Edward Island During the First Phase of the Reopening Plan – “Renew PEI, Together”

The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced the first phase of the government’s “Renew P.E.I. Together” plan. The plan will be implemented in four distinct phases with a progressive lifting of public health measures on individuals, communities and organizations over three-week periods. Decisions during each ...
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Quebec to reopen retail, construction and manufacturing businesses

Quebec to Reopen Retail, Construction and Manufacturing Businesses

Premier Francois Legault says most Quebec stores as well as companies operating in construction and manufacturing will gradually be allowed to reopen in the coming weeks. Under the plan, stores outside Montreal can reopen next Monday while those in the greater Montreal region will reopen May 11. Stores in shopping malls will ...
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VanDusen Botanical Garden, Fraserview and McCleery Golf Courses to Open on May 1

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Fraserview and McCleery Golf Courses to Open on May 1

The Vancouver Park Board has announced that it is reopening Fraserview and McCleery golf courses and VanDusen Botanical Garden for public use on Friday, May 1. The sites will operate with new physical distancing procedures for users and staff to ensure a safe experience. According to the news release, the Park ...
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Quebec to Reopen Schools Starting May 11

Quebec Plans to Reopen all Elementary Schools and Daycares by May 19

As long as Quebec’s health−care system doesn’t become overwhelmed between now and then, elementary schools and daycares in much of the province will reopen in two weeks, Quebec Premier Francois Legault said Monday. Ontario to Reopen in Three Stages After COVID-19 Legault set May 11 as reopening day for schools and daycares ...
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Ontario to Reopen in Three Stages After COVID-19

Ontario to Reopen in Three Stages After COVID-19

Ontario says its plan to ease restrictions introduced because of the COVID−19 pandemic will happen in three stages, though the steps unveiled today contain few specifics or timelines. Stage one in the framework published today could include opening select workplaces that can modify operations, such as providing curbside pickup or ...
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Premier Doug Ford to Lay out Plan Today to Reopen Ontario Economy

Premier Doug Ford to Lay out Plan Today to Reopen Ontario Economy

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected today to lay out his plan for reopening the province’s economy, which has been largely locked down due to the COVID−19 pandemic. The premier, alongside the ministers of health, finance and economic development, is set to present a framework for recovery this afternoon. The province declared a ...
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Ontario Schools Will Remain Closed Until May 31, 2020

Ontario Schools Will Remain Closed Until May 31, 2020

Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced that all publicly-funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020. According to the news release, if the schools are permitted to open after May, school employees will have access as of May 29, 2020. If schools reopen after May 31, ...
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Ontario Parks Will Remain Closed until May 31, 2020

Update: Ontario Opens Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves From May 11 Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks announced that all Ontario provincial parks will be closed to the public until May 31, 2020. Provincial parks and conservation reserves ...
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Saskatchewan Parks Summer Reservation Schedule 2020 - Part of Phase One to Re-Open Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Parks Summer Reservation Schedule 2020 – Part of Phase One to Re-Open Saskatchewan

Planning to visit Saskatchewan Provincial Parks in 2020? The Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Campsite Reservation Launch is set to begin May 4, 2020, with a camping start date of June 1, 2020. Re-Open Saskatchewan will consist of five phases, the first of which includes re-opening parks and campgrounds. On May 4, ...
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What is Open Now in New Brunswick During the First Phase of the Re-Opening Plan

What is Open Now in New Brunswick During the First Phase of the Re-Opening Plan

Premier Blaine Higgs presented four-phase plan aimed at gradually reopening New Brunswick and easing restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. According to the news release," the phased plan will allow health experts to monitor and evaluate the impact of the lifting of restrictions. At any time, restrictions that have been ...
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Low-Risk Outdoor Activities Resume in New Brunswick as Province Unveils COVID Recovery Plan

Low-Risk Outdoor Activities Resume in New Brunswick as Province Unveils COVID Recovery Plan

New Brunswick has presented its four-phase plan aimed at gradually reopening the province and easing restrictions put in place to contain COVID-19. Premier Blaine Higgs told reporters Friday the first phase is effective immediately. Certain low-risk outdoor contact between people is now allowed, including limited play on golf courses as ...
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Few Conservation Area Trails in and around Kingston, Ontario Will Re-Open on April 25

Few Conservation Area Trails in and around Kingston, Ontario Will Re-Open on April 25

Since there are just 3 active cases of COVID-19 cases in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health region, Cataraqui Conservation has announced that it will re-open public access to some of its conservation areas and the Cataraqui Trail for passive use starting April 25, 2020, with strict measures in ...
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Golf Courses, Retail Stores, Hairdressers Could Reopen in Saskatchewan in May

Saskatchewan Re-Open Plan: Golf Courses, Retail Stores, Hairdressers Could Reopen in May

Dentist offices, hairdressers, golf courses and retail stores could be allowed to reopen starting in May under Saskatchewan's plan to refire parts of its economy during the COVID-19 crisis. The five-phase plan presented Thursday includes timelines for when businesses and services shuttered to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus ...
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'We have flattened the curve:' Saskatchewan may reopen some businesses in May

‘We Have Flattened the Curve:’ Saskatchewan May Reopen Some Businesses in May

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says some businesses that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic could reopen next month. In a televised address from the legislature Wednesday, a first for a Saskatchewan Party premier, Moe announced that his government has a five-phase plan to allow some businesses and services to open ...
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Prince Edward Island Planning to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions in May Starting With Some Outdoor Activities and Elective Surgeries

Prince Edward Island Planning to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions in May Starting With Some Outdoor Activities and Elective Surgeries

Residents of Prince Edward Island can expect to see a return of a few signs of normal life in the coming weeks, officials said Wednesday, as the province plans to ease some public health measures imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada's smallest province again reported no new cases of COVID-19, leaving ...
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Ontario Premier Says He's Getting Lobbied Hard to Reopen Various Sectors of Economy

Ontario Premier Says He’s Getting Lobbied Hard to Reopen Various Sectors of Economy

Premier Doug Ford says he is getting lobbied hard to reopen various sectors of the economy, but is urging patience to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19. A day after new provincial modelling suggested the community spread in Ontario is peaking — though cases in long-term care homes are rising — he says ...
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When Will Canada Lift COVID-19 Restrictions?

When Will Canada Lift COVID-19 Restrictions?

Federal and provincial officials are starting to discuss how and when to start reopening schools and businesses but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday the full−scale lockdowns most Canadians are living with right now will remain in place for at least several more weeks. Similar discussions are happening around the world, ...
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Canada's COVID-19 Projections: Up to a Million Infected; Expect Various Measures Until 2021 Spring

Canada’s COVID-19 Projections: Up to a Million Infected; Expect Various Measures Until 2021 Spring

The Public Health Agency of Canada has released the COVID-19 projections which estimate the number of coronavirus cases and deaths based on various criteria. COVID-19 Snapshot: Growth of Canada’s Cases Over Time Community transmission started later in Canada allowing Public health officials to put into effect proactive measures earlier than ...
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