Premier Doug Ford says if the Province has to impose a second round of lock downs, they will look at a regional approach. He is also begging people to stop going to large social gatherings.
ONTARIO - Ontario Premier Doug Ford says if they have do more COVID-19 lock downs, it could be regional.
Ford says they are preparing for a second wave, which seems inevitable at this point.
"We have to look at it as regions, we were up north and they didn't have any cases of there, we have 3 hot spots right now, potentially 4 and we are confident, each medical officer of health, including Dr. Williams and we are confident in the fact that if we follow the procedures."
Ford is pleading with everyone to stop the large social gatherings.
"What we are seeing and I ask this question every single meeting and I asked where are we seeing the cases and the most common answer is social gatherings. It's not the bars per say, or the restaurants, it is the social gatherings. Folks, I'm begging you, please just cut out social gatherings because this COVID, it's ramping up again and we just can't have the large social gatherings."
Health Minister and Deputy Premier Christine Elliott says a second wave is coming.
"We did quite well with respect to wave 1 and wave 2 is coming and the most important thing that we all have to do is to please continue with the public health guidelines, please continue with the physical distancing and wear a mask where that is not practical to do so. Please keep washing your hands and if you are not feeling well stay home and get tested."
Elliott says they do not want to have shut everything down again. You can listen to the full comments from Premier Ford and Deputy Premier Elliott below: