Casinos, horse racing permitted to reopen in Chatham-Kent this Friday
July 16, 2020
Chatham-Kent is being allowed to move into Stage 3 of “Reopening Ontario” as of Friday, July 17.
Dr. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health for Chatham-Kent, is permitting a number of operations in Chatham-Kent to resume service as early as Friday, July 17 at 12:01 A.M with public health measures in place, including casinos (slots and electronic gaming only; no table games) and charitable gaming halls and events, including horse racing.
Other facilities permitted to reopen include:
- Outdoor recreational facilities, including playgrounds and splash pads
- Indoor facilities for sports and recreational fitness activities, including gymnasia, yoga and dance studios, and other fitness facilities
- Training for indoor team sports and individual high-contact sports
- Seated dining indoors at restaurants and bars; no buffets
- Personal services for the face (facials, facial piercings, eyebrow waxing, eyelash extensions, etc.)
- Performing arts shows and cinemas with reduced capacity for physical distancing
- Remaining workplaces may open, with remote work wherever possible
The limits for social gatherings have increased: indoors to 50 people, and outdoors to 100 people, both with physical distancing measures.
A full, detailed list, along with the additional local directives can be found on CK Public Health’s COVID-19 website.
SOURCE: Chatham-Kent Public Health