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Toronto and Peel enter Stage 3
By TVO Current Affairs - Published on Aug 04, 2020
This week, Toronto city council passed more stringent measures for bars and restaurants as the city — along with Peel region — enters Stage 3. (iStok.com)

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New rules for Toronto restaurants

This week, Toronto city council passed more stringent measures for bars and restaurants as the city — along with Peel region — enters Stage 3. Restaurants will need to keep logs of their patrons and their contact information for 30 days and ensure that customers stay seated, except when using the washroom or paying. The Ontario government announced Friday that it will apply similar rules provincewide for any regions in Stage 3, which now includes the entire province, with the exception of the Windsor-Essex public-health unit.

Feds promise continued support after CERB

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday announced that current recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit will not be left without support as the costly federal COVID-19 program winds down. The federal government, he said, will transition people either to Employment Insurance or to a parallel system designed to support people who don't currently qualify for EI.

COVID Alert app now available

The COVID Alert app, developed jointly by Canada and Ontario with assistance from the private sector, is now available for download. When installed on an Apple or Android device, the app, via a Bluetooth signal, anonymously tracks close contacts of other people with the app installed. If someone alerts the app of testing positive for COVID-19, the software is able to anonymously notify other people who may have been infected.
 
For more COVID-19 updates from across the province, check out our weekly news roundup.

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