Published Monday, February 22, 2021 5:31AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 22, 2021 8:22AM EST
Businesses in York Region are allowed to reopen as the public health unit returns to the second-most restrictive red level of public health precautions.
Non-essential retailers and restaurants can welcome customers back, with capacity limits and physical distancing in place.
The stay-at-home order remains in effect only for Toronto, Peel and North Bay-Parry Sound until at least March 8.
Meanwhile, the province's chief public health officer is due to testify before a commission investigating how Ontario's response to COVID-19 affected long-term care homes.
Dr. David Williams' comments will not be live-streamed, but the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission is expected to post a transcript at a later date.