COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open

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  • Ontario’s priorities: Limit the Transmission of COVID-19, Avoid Closures, Keep Schools and Childcare Open, Maintain Health Care and Public Health System Capacity, Protect Vulnerable Populations and provide additional supports when able. Close contact is the highest risk and this framework document outlines adjusting and Tightening Public Health Measures with the goal of every region being in the ‘prevent’ level.


  • Framework is designed to ladder up/down from prevent, protect, restrict, control, lockdown. Clear guidance on sector specific public health and safety measures.

DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed by Ontario Health West staff. While staff has provided its summary and interpretation of key action items, every health service provider remains responsible for ensuring their own understanding of the document and actions items, next steps and/or accountabilities outlined in the document.

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