Stephen: Province reports 3 deaths, 16 in hospital along with loosening of restrictions
Published on February 16th, 2022 @ 2:13 PM
Today, the province is reporting 16 people in hospital due to COVID-19. With 178 recoveries and 179 new cases, there are now 1696 known active cases in the province. NL is also reporting 3 more deaths related to COVID-19 today, bringing the province’s total to 60.
In addition, a new phase plan has been announced which aims to eliminate mandatory masking and NLVaxPass, and capacity limitations by March 14th. The first wave of changes comes into effect on February 21st:
- Informal gatherings are limited to 25 people
- Faith-based gatherings where the NLVaxPass is shown are limited to 75% capacity, 50% without the VaxPass
- 75% capacity limit for gyms, fitness and dance studios, as well as restaurants