ONTARIO — The Ontario government has extended its COVID-19 related emergency orders to June 9.
“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 the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act,” the provincial government released in a statement today (May 27).
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,” Premier Doug Ford said. “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:
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, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
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