Step three of Ontario reopening a positive signal for WMS
By Rich Christianson
July 11, 2021 | 7:24 pm CDT

Once thresholds of 80% first-, and 75% fully-vaccinated are met, the vast majority of public health safety measures, including capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings, will be lifted. 

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario --  Positive momentum continues for WMS planners as Ontario entered Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen on July 16, five days earlier than anticipated. According to the Canadian Association of Exposition Managers (CAEM), "the news is very positive and the light at the end of this long tunnel is becoming brighter as we move through each phase of reopening." 

"This certainly bodes well for a successful WMS in November," said Harry Urban, WMS Show Manager. "The Canadian woodworking industry is primed for its biennial event. Currently, more than 75 exhibitors have signed on and we have had lots of enthusiastic discussions with exhibitors, associations, and attendees alike." View the WMS interactive prospectus.

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The CAEM said that Ontario will remain in Step 3 for at least 21 days and until 80 percent of the eligible population aged 12 and over has received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 75 percent have received their second, with no public health unit reporting less than 70 percent of their population fully vaccinated. Once these thresholds are met, the vast majority of public health safety measures, including capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings, will be lifted. 

Currently, more than 6.5 million people are fully immunized, 56 percent of the adult (18+) population while 79.2 percent have received their first dose.

WMS partners with the Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario, Conestoga 
College, the University of British Columbia, the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers of Canada, the Wood Manufacturing Council, and the Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association. 

For WMS exhibit and sponsorship sales contact Rich Widick, rwidick@heiexpo.com, 630-929-7918.

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