- Stephen Lecce, MPP
Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak
The Ontario government continues to protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak by extending all emergency orders in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Current emergency orders include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and outdoor water facilities, as well as bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery. Additionally, there continues to be restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules remain in place for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters.
"We are extending these emergency orders to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families as we begin to gradually and safely reopen our province," said Premier Doug Ford. "To build on the progress we have made to contain COVID-19, people should continue to follow these simple public health guidelines, practise physical distancing, wear a mask when it is a challenge to physical distance, and wash their hands regularly. If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the virus, go to an assessment centre and get tested. Please stay safe."
The following emergency orders have been extended until June 9, 2020:
Closure of Establishments
Prohibition on Certain Persons Charging Unconscionable Prices for Necessary Goods
Service Agencies Providing Services and Supports to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Agreements Between Health Service Providers and Retirement Homes
Work Deployment Measures for Service Agencies Providing Violence Against Women Residential Services and Crisis Line Services
Work Deployment Measures for District Social Services Administration Boards
Work Deployment Measures for Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
Access to Personal Health Information by Means of the Electronic Health Record
Certain Persons Enabled to Issue Medical Certificates of Death
The following orders have also been extended:
Electricity Price for RPP Consumers (until May 31, 2020)
Global Adjustment for Market Participants and Consumers (until June 1, 2020)
The Government of Ontario declared a provincial emergency on March 17, 2020 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This declaration of emergency was most recently extended on May 12, 2020 and is currently in effect until June 2, 2020.
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