CHANGES TO SOCIAL CIRCLES BEING CONSIDERED: ONTARIO'S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH

Aug 25, 2020

By Jane Brown

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Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is hinting there could be coming changes to guidance around social circles.

Doctor David Williams told Monday’s news conference that he, along with other public health experts are now working to determine if larger social circles or a larger number of circles would be a safe and viable approach to containing COVID-19.

“My sense is we’re probably going to the latter,” Williams explained, “That means if you’ve been good in monitoring in your one circle, how can you do with two, three, four or five circles?”

Williams also said Ontarians have become fairly adept to staying within their circles in recent weeks but also warned against “doing whatever you want,” which he explained can cause outbreaks from large events like parties and backyard gatherings.

Currently, Ontarians have been limited to one social circle of up to 10 people to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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