TORONTO -- The Ontario government has been gradually moving regions back into its colour-coded tiered framework, which is meant to guide what COVID-19 regulations are in place in each municipality.

As of Feb. 22, all regions—with the exception of Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay Parry Sound District—will have transitioned out of Ontario’s stay-at-home order into this system.

Twenty-seven public health units moved to the framework on Feb. 16, joining three others which had moved on Feb. 10.

The stay-at-home order will remain in place for Toronto, Peel Region, and North Bay Parry Sound District until at least Mar. 8, at which point they are also expected to transition to the framework.

Here is a list of where each of Ontario’s 34 public health units currently stand in Ontario’s tiered framework as of March 1:

Stay-at-home order:

  • Toronto
  • Peel Region
  • North Bay Parry Sound District

Grey (Lockdown):

  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Red (Control):

  • York Region 
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Lambton Public Health
  • City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Durham Region Health Department
  • Halton Region Public Health
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
  • Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health 
  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Orange (Restrict):

  • Southwestern Public Health
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Chatham-Kent Public Health
  • Brant County Health Unit
  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit
  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Porcupine Health Unit
  • Public Health Sudbury and Districts

Yellow (Protect):

  • Huron Perth Public Health
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
  • Algoma Public Health
  • Northwestern Health Unit
  • Peterborough Public Health

Green (Prevent):

  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
    Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health
  • Hasting Prince Edward Public Health
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit

The government has made some modifications to the colour-coded system, which can all be found here.