Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Provincewide Stay-at-Home Order

Effective Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.: The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province’s Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures.

Both the provincial declaration of emergency and the Stay-at-Home order have been extended for an additional two weeks. The Stay-at-Home order currently in effect requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.  New public health and workplace safety measures have been added to the Stay-at-Home order, including further restrictions on allowable activity. For full details on new measures and all provincial health and safety measures, please click here.

The Ontario government is also restricting travel into Ontario from the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec with the exception of purposes such as work, health care services, transportation and delivery of goods and services or exercising Aboriginal or treaty rights.

Province of Ontario – Stop the Spread Business Information Line
Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. The service is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please consult the government of Ontario’s website.

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