What does Step 1 of reopening look like in Stouffville?
June 14, 2021
Step 1 of reopening is here so what does that mean for Stouffville residents?
Step 1 allows in-person outdoor fitness classes for a maximum of 10 people. The town is offering various classes starting Monday, June 14. Outdoor classes include boot camp, cardio salsa, chair fit, circuit training, and forever fit. Registration and full schedules are available at townofws.ca/active. The town’s summer camps are also set to begin this summer, with a variety of camps being offered. Registration is now open at townofws.ca/summercamps.
“We are looking forward to seeing residents getting outside and gathering with friends and family doing the things they love once again," Mayor Iain Lovatt said. “It’s time for our businesses to thrive and for people to play, live and work. We couldn’t be more excited for the positive direction we’re heading in.”
Non-essential retail will be reopening at 15 per cent capacity and can sell all goods, and restaurants can reopen their patios for outdoor dining. As part of the Town’s 2021 Patio Program, both big and small restaurants have built (or are building) make-shift patios ready for visitors thanks to the program. Most of the patios in downtown Stouffville have been installed and will be ready to go June 11.
Step 1 will allow more outdoor activities to resume with smaller, well-managed crowds where risk of transmission is minimized, and will permit retail, all with restrictions in place. This includes but is not limited to:
-outdoor gatherings up to 10 people
-outdoor dining up to 4 people per table
-outdoor fitness classes, personal training and sports training up to 10 patrons. No games or practices permitted
-essential retail at 25 per cent capacity and discount and big-box stores can sell all goods
-non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity and can sell all goods
-retail stores in malls closed unless the stores have a street facing entrance
-indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals at 15 per cent capacity of the room
-outdoors religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of two metres
-horse racing, motor speedways without spectators
-outdoor pools and wading pools with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of two metres
-outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites, and botanical gardens with capacity limited to 15 per cent for ticketed areas
-overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks
The province will remain in Step 1 for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days the province has met the following vaccination thresholds, and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province may move to the next step of the roadmap:
Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose
Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses
Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses
For more information on general safety measures during Step 1, visit stouffvillereopens.ca/current-situation.