60 New Cases of COVID-19 as whole province moves to Alert Level 3


Today there are 60 new cases of COVID-19.


Of the new cases, 37 are in Eastern Health, 10 are in Central Health, 12 are in Western Health, and one is in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region.


There are 223 active cases, there are 12 new recoveries, and no one is in hospital.


As of midnight, the entire province will move to Alert Level 3.


There are active outbreaks in Eastern Health, Central Health, and Western Health.


In Alert Level 3 household bubbles can interact with up to 20 close, consistent contacts from outside your household. Informal gatherings are limited to only those in your Steady 20.


Gatherings at funerals, burials, weddings, and religious and cultural ceremonies are limited to no more than 100 people or 50 percent capacity. Wakes are prohibited.


Gym and fitness facilities, yoga studios, swimming pools, tennis and squash facilities, arenas, and dance studios are permitted to open, with a maximum capacity of 100 people or 50 percent capacity per room or ice surface.


Amateur sport and recreation activities are limited to team practice, training and intra-squad competition. Inter-squad, inter-division, inter-league and inter-association competitions are not permitted.


Performance spaces are closed.


Visitor restrictions for acute care, long-term care, personal care homes, community care homes, and assisted living facilities are in accordance with the Guidelines for Support Persons/Designated Visitors.


Child care services can operate at full capacity.


Retail stores, including those in shopping malls, can open at full capacity.


Personal service establishments, including spas, esthetic services, hair salons, body piercing, tattooing and tanning salons, can open in accordance with guidelines.


Restaurants can open for in-person dining at 50 percent capacity as long as physical distancing can be maintained between patrons seated at adjacent tables. Buffets are prohibited.


Bars and lounges are closed.


Cinemas and bingo halls are closed.