Following a surge of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Sudbury Region, the province announced Friday that the area will be heading back into the Red, or Control Zone on Monday. The more stringent measures are intended to control the spread and avoid widescale business or organizational closings.
The North Bay-Parry Sound Health Unit will also be moving into the red zone after being under a stay-at-home order since mid-January and Timiskaming will head into the orange level from green.
Red zone level restrictions include limiting indoor events to five people, outside gatherings to 25, religious wedding and funeral services at a 30 per cent capacity indoors, while outdoor gatherings are capped at 100. Businesses must limit capacity and screen customers and staff, while restaurants can only allow 10 people indoors, with a maximum of four people to a table. Establishments will also be required to close by 10:00 p.m. and alcohol can not be served past 9:00 p.m.