Algoma Public Health is providing some clarification with regard to public events and crowd sizes during COVID-19.
Provincial guidelines currently allow up to 10 people for private indoor gatherings and 25 for outdoor gatherings.
However, some questions have come up about some upcoming indoor events allowing well beyond the 10-person limit for private gatherings.
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is hosting a series of weekend events showcasing local vendors.
Promotional material shows a maximum capacity of 150 people at a time, while also outlining COVID-19 related safety protocols to be observed, including social distancing and contact tracing.
Kristy Harper, Program Manager Community Wellness at APH, says the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is subject to different capacity limits and requirements. She compares the centre to grocery and hardware stores where capacity is considerably higher, which allows for social distancing despite crowd sizes.
Harper adds APH receives calls for guidance from multiple organizations and businesses, and they are referred to provincial guidelines and documents – and it’s up to the organization to ensure they’re following regulations.