Fewer people let into restaurants and business as Lambton moves to the Red Zone

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There are more restrictions in Lambton County this morning as we move into the Red-Restrict Zone of the pandemic reopening framework.

The number of people able to gather in one place is now at five instead of 10.

Restaurants and bars are only be able to have 10 people inside at one time with four to a table. Alcohol will be served until 9 pm and the restaurant or bar has to close by 10 pm.

Retail stores will also have to limit capacity to 50 per cent of the stores. Grocery stores will have 75 per cent capacity. Movie theaters and performing arts centers are closed.

The number of cases in Lambton has climbed in the past week. Early in the week, many of the new cases were part of an outbreak at the Sarnia Jail, but on both Thursday and Friday, the new cases were not from current outbreaks.

Over the weekend, there were 25 more people diagnosed with COVID-19. The community also topped 2,000 total COVID-19 cases Saturday.

There are now 98 people ill in Lambton. There was also one more outbreak at Twin Lakes Terrace Retirement Home where one staff member has tested positive for the virus.