Newsbrief – September 25, 2020

BRANTFORD – The Brant Community Healthcare System is shifting COVID-19 testing operations from Brantford General Hospital to the Brantford Civic Centre, starting Monday with increased hours.

In the meantime, testing will continue at BGH D Wing from 8 AM to 4 PM until Sunday…with no walk-ins accepted past 4 PM. The change is because the current assessment centre has been under enormous pressure due to extremely high appointment bookings over the past number of days.

Starting at 12:01 AM, all bars, restaurants, and night clubs in Ontario will be required to stop serving alcohol by 11 PM, and close their doors entirely by midnight, except for takeout and delivery. They will also be prohibited from allowing employees to consume alcohol and gather with each other while closed.

All strip clubs in the province will also be ordered to shut down temporarily by Saturday as part of new measures to control a surge in COVID-19 this month.

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