Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16

Published on July 09, 2021

With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the provincewide vaccination rate surpassing targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, Ontario will move into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.


This was a true Team Ontario effort and we are incredibly thankful to the Ontarians who rolled up their sleeves to help us reach this exciting milestone.


In order to enter Step Three of the Roadmap, Ontario needed to have vaccinated 70 to 80 per cent of individuals 18 years of age or older with one dose and 25 per cent with two doses for at least two weeks, ensuring a strong level of protection against COVID-19, as well as see continued improvements in other key public health and health care indicators.

  • As of July 8, over 77 per cent of the population in Ontario ages 12 and over have received one dose of a vaccine and over 50 per cent have received their second dose. More than 16.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered provincewide.
  • Between June 29 to July 5, the provincial case rate decreased by 23.3 per cent.
  • As of July 8, the number of patients with COVID-19 in ICUs is 202, including three patients from Manitoba, as compared to 286 two weeks ago.
  • The province expects these positive trends to continue over the coming days before entering Step Three.


Ontario will remain in Step Three for at least 21 days and until 80 per cent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 per cent have received their second. Other key public health and health care indicators must also continue to remain stable. Upon meeting these thresholds, the vast majority of public health and workplace safety measures will be lifted.


Every vaccine dose administered brings us one step closer to the things we’ve missed, so please sign up to receive the vaccine when it’s your turn.


To learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000501/ontario-moving-to-step-three-of-roadmap-to-reopen-on-july-16