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Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

News Release

Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

May 27, 2020

Public health and safety remain top priorities

TORONTO — 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:

The following orders have also been extended:

QUICK FACTS

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

CONTACTS

Ivana Yelich
Premier’s Office
Ivana.Yelich@ontario.ca

Stephen Warner
Solicitor General’s Office
Stephen.Warner@ontario.ca

Greg Flood
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Greg.Flood@ontario.ca

Office of the Premier
http://www.ontario.ca/premier

Sean Patterson
Director of Public Works
613 584-2000 Ext. 108
spatterson@deepriver.ca


Jessy Pace
Administrative Assistant
613-584-2000 ext. 107

David McCarthy
Infrastructure /Admin Foreman

Shannon Lapping
Operations Foreman

Eric McQuestion
Facility Supervisor