- Health Canada Authorizes Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
- Health Canada concluded the single shot vaccine has an efficacy rate of 66.9 per cent and has authorized it for use for adults aged 18 and older.
- Canada has ordered 10 million doses from Johnson & Johnson, with options for up to 28 million more.
- Release Link: https://bit.ly/2O40k3T
- Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)
- Quebec Returns to Orange Zone, Montreal Region To Remain Red
- Montreal, Laval, Montérégie, the Laurentians and the Lanaudière region will remain red zones.
- Orange Restrictions:
- Tourism accommodations: Only residents at the same address may occupy a unit in a tourist accommodation establishment.
- Retail, personal services, museums: Open.
- Restaurants: Open, with a maximum of 2 adults per table.
- Curfew pushed to 9:30 PM.
- Outdoor activities: Max 8 people.
- News Link: https://bit.ly/3qpN32V
- Quebec will Table the Province’s Budget March 25, 2021
- Ontario Lifts Stay at Home Orders in Toronto, Peel and North Bay
- Toronto and Peel will return to Ontario’s Gray Lockdown restrictions, while North Bay will return to red.
- Both will allow for additional retail to open, however gyms, personal care services and indoor dining will be prohibited within regions in lockdown.
- News Link: https://bit.ly/2MWVkxo
- Ontario Establishes Tourism Economic Recovery Task Force
- Chaired by former Cabinet minister Tim Hudak, the task force will provide advice and recommendations on how to help the province's tourism industry recover.
- It will also offer a forum for sector partners and leaders to share ideas, collaborate, and provide advice and information to the minister on approaches to support the economic recovery of the industry.
- Release Link: https://bit.ly/2OGsu4M
- New Brunswick Moves All Zones to Yellow
- Social bubbles expand to 15.
- Indoor dining allowed with social bubbles.
- Indoor gatherings, 50 per cent capacity.
- Outdoor gatherings limited to 50 people.
- Release Link: https://bit.ly/3chdRwW
- Yukon Releases Covid Strategy
- The approach focuses on reducing or modifying COVID-19 restrictions. It is contingent on the territory's overall vaccination rate, the new case count remaining low, the understanding and impact of the COVID-19 variants, and ongoing adherence to public health measures.
- Release Link: https://bit.ly/3sUisMi
- Alberta Enters Full Step 2 Of Reopening
- Hotels, banquet halls, community halls, and conference centres: may open with restrictions.
- Retail: open at 25 per cent.
- Restaurants: Open for indoor dining, 6 per table, tables 2m apart, close by 11PM.
- Indoor recreation: may open for one on one training, and youth groups.
- Release Link: https://bit.ly/30rKkv8
- Step 2: https://bit.ly/3qCd676
- BC Funding Inter-City Bus Service, Regional Airports
- The Province is providing one-time funding of up to $10.7 million for inter-city bus operators and up to $16.5 million for regional airports to support operations between April 1, and March 31.
- Release Link: https://bit.ly/3quSQnz