After a record 63 new COVID-19 cases were reported Tuesday, Niagara’s public health and social services committee members say it’s too late for education.
Niagara Region, they agreed, needs to crack down on people who are not adhering to physical distancing requirements to avoid the implementation of any further restrictions on restaurants and bars.
St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik warned that enforcement needs to be targeted to people who are not following social distancing requirements, not businesses that are struggling while trying to ensure the safety of patrons.
“Any further restrictions instead of targeted enforcement is going to kill businesses,” he said.
Niagara’s acting medical officer of health, Dr. Mustafa Hirji, said no decision has been made regarding implementing additional restrictions at bars and restaurants.