(Interior of The Jack Ketch that is set to close on October 18th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Barry Gray)
Ontario has placed new restrictions on Ottawa, Peel Region and Toronto due to the record number of increased COVID-19 cases. Effective October 10, indoor dining at restaurants and bars will be prohibited, closing of gyms, movie theatres and casinos will occur. These restrictions will be in place for a minimum of 28 days.
Along with the restrictions, the Ontario government is also asking residents to only leave their home for essential services.
Restaurants Canada anticipates that closing indoor dining in Ontario’s COVID-19 hot spots will result in tens of thousands of lost jobs that will require government help to recover. Immediate support measures from all three levels of government are vital now. “Our sector was one of the first to suffer the impacts of this crisis and continues to be among the hardest hit,” said Restaurants Canada President and CEO Todd Barclay. “Going back to this level of shutdown will be a huge blow. Restaurants deserve to see the data driving this decision and will need immediate emergency assistance so they can continue contributing to the social and economic fabric of the communities they serve.”
Stittsville has a vast array of restaurants that will need our strong support now more than ever so they can continue to serve our community. Show your support for our local restaurants by ordering take-out and delivery from their delectable menus during these arduous times!
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