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TCH from Gambo to Badger moved to Alert Level 4

Premier Furey, Minister Haggie, and Dr. Janice Fitzgerald held a media availability this morning to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Central Newfoundland.

So far today there are four new cases of COVID-19. One is in Eastern Health and there are three new cases related to the cluster in Central NL. There are also nine presumptive cases and one probable case associated with the cluster. There are 32 cases related to the cluster.

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald announced today that the Trans-Canada Highway from Gambo to Badger along with Routes 320, 330, 340, 350 and branches from those routes will move to Alert Level 4 immediately.

Any travel to the region should be essential only.

In Alert Level 4 gatherings at funerals, burials, weddings, and religious and cultural ceremonies are limited to no more than 10 people, including the officiant. Physical distancing must be maintained. Public visitations and wakes are prohibited. Informal gatherings are limited to only those in your bubble.

Outdoor playgrounds and equipment can be used, where owner/operators allow.

Gym and fitness facilities, yoga studios, swimming pools, tennis and squash facilities, arenas, and dance studios are closed.

Group and team sport, arts and recreation activities are suspended. Performance spaces are closed.

Outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, or riding your bike, are encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained between household bubbles and you are not required to self-isolate for any reason.

Child care services can operate at full capacity. Retail stores, including those in shopping malls, can open at 50 percent capacity. Physical distancing must be maintained.

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

Restaurants are closed for in-person dining (take-out, delivery and drive-thru options are permitted). Bars and lounges are closed. Cinemas and bingo halls are closed.


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