Province announces three-week circuit breaker to bend the curve

To address rising COVID-19 case counts and help break the chain of transmission, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is amending the provincial public health orders effective midnight, March 30, 2021. This notice is posted to help inform the OC community of the updated public health directives. Please continue to follow all OC COVID-19 directives and posted signage if coming to campus.

New and amended orders and guidelines are in effect through April 19, 2021, and include:

  • For restaurants, bars and pubs, all food and liquor-serving premises must only provide take-out or delivery service. Dine-in service is prohibited, except for outdoor patios. People dining on patios should do so with their immediate household or core bubble.
  • Indoor, adult group fitness activities of any kind are also paused. Gyms and fitness centres are restricted to individual or one-on-one activities only i.e. one-on-one personal training.
  • The previously announced class variance for limited indoor worship services has been suspended. Outdoor worship services under the current variance may continue.
  • Travel continues to be limited to essential travel, work or medical reasons only. For those who have travelled outside their health region, if you or anyone in your family develops any signs of illness, you must stay home from work, school or daycare, and arrange to get tested immediately.
  • All workers are strongly encouraged to work from home, where possible.
  • Public health guidance for schools has also been amended to support and encourage students down to Grade 4 to wear masks while at school.

Read more in the Province’s media release and find up-to-date information on provincial restrictions.