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COVID Update June 2021

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To all of persons supported, families and community partners

Following the guidance of the Ministry of Children’s, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), Niagara Region Public Health and our provincial guidelines, we continue to have the

In following the Provincial Roadmap to Reopen we are following the steps below:

Step One -An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting retail with restrictions. This includes allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, outdoor dining with up to four people per table and non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity.  May & June 2021- The Passport Program, Supported Living Program(SL) and our Supportive Independent Living Program (SIL) are allowing face to face contact in outdoor spaces only, where people are required to wear masks, and distance 6 feet apart.  In the SL program, essential visitors are required to make an appointment for the visit, so we can ensure that the person supported is home, and there is staffing available. The Options Niagara Program is closed, with virtual supports through ZOOM, and 2 Options Niagara employees reaching out monthly.

When the Province moves into each of these phases, we will update through Facebook and this web page.

Step Two- Further expanding outdoor activities and resuming limited indoor services with small numbers of people where face coverings are worn. This includes outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people, outdoor sports and leagues, overnight camps, personal care services where face coverings can be worn and with capacity limits, as well as indoor religious services, rites or ceremony gatherings at 15 per cent capacity.

Step Three -Expanding access to indoor settings, with restrictions, including where there are larger numbers of people and where face coverings can’t always be worn. This includes indoor sports and recreational fitness; indoor dining, museums, art galleries and libraries, and casinos and bingo halls, with capacity limits.

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