The Region of Waterloo officially entered Step 2of Ontario’s reopening framework on Monday. The move brought an ease of COVID-19 restrictions, including the reopening of outdoor performances and personal care services.
Heading into Step 3 of the reopening plan would allow indoor dining to resume and for fitness facilities to re-open.
In the push for more vaccine doses in residents, the record for single day vaccine administrations in the Waterloo Region was broken last Saturday. Kitchener’s “Every Dose Counts” clinic at Bingemans saw approximately 4,904 shots administered, with more appointments and walk-ins throughout the rest of the weekend.
With these numbers in mind, local public health officials continue to urge all residents to get immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics are now available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am – 4pm at Waterloo Public Square.
As of last Friday, more than 80 per cent of adults in the region have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. More than 18 per cent of those aged 18 and older have received both doses.
As of July 14, Waterloo health officials haveconfirmed 18,058 total cases of COVID-19, including approximately 280 deaths. Approximately 279 cases are considered active in the Region.