Leadership / 06.02.21
Fans Allowed in for Leafs vs. Canadiens Decider Despite Stay-at-Home Order
More than 500 frontline workers fully vaccinated for COVID-19 were permitted entry into Toronto's Scotiabank Arena for Game Seven of the National Hockey League playoff series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. The provincial government said it would maintain strict health and safety procedures, including a stay-at-home order in effect until June 2. Ford stated that the game admission decision was made "following discussions with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Toronto Public Health and hospital partners." Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen guidelines stipulate that the reopening of indoor sports and recreational venues would not be allowed until 70% to 80% of adults have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine and 25% have been fully vaccinated. The latest vaccination numbers indicate that 53% of Ontarians have received their first shot, but only 687,894 are fully vaccinated. Toronto Mayor John Tory welcomed Ford's decision, calling it "another step in our move towards a safe and cautious reopening in the coming weeks. It also shows the importance of having proper safety measures in place and getting fully vaccinated."
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