The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has officially lifted its Section 22 Class Order as the area heads into the Easter long weekend.
According to an announcement from the health unit Thursday evening, the order — which was issued by the medical officer of health on March 5 — has been rescinded as the temporary restrictions that had been put in place have helped control the increase of COVID-19 cases related to a large community outbreak, the unit said.
“The purpose of this Class Order is to help contain the community outbreak of COVID-19 that is occurring in the eastern portion of Lanark County," Stewart said in a statement back in March. “Everything that each and every one of us does makes a difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in households and the community. This Class Order will reduce opportunities for people to gather and have close unprotected contact with others outside their household in public and private facilities.”
On top of that, the province has moved the health unit into the red zone.
The province had last reported seven new cases in the health unit on Thursday, which is slightly up from the six that were reported on Wednesday.
So far, the health unit has a cumulative total of 1,251 COVID-19 cases in the area.