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Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to June 30, 2020: COVID-19

On June 17, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it is extending all existing emergency orders until June 30, 2020.

The Ontario government is extending all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under s. 7.0.2(4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 30, 2020.  The goal of the extension is to protect the health and well-being of people across the province and help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Province has committed to reviewing each emergency order remaining in place on a case-by-case basis to determine when it is safe to make adjustments.

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 in certain areas of Ontario (except for takeout and delivery). In addition, there continues to be restrictions on social gatherings of more than ten people. Moreover, staff redeployment rules remain in place for long-term care homes and congregate settings, like retirement homes and women’s shelters.

Existing emergency orders which have been extended until June 30, 2020 include:

General:

Health Care & Vulnerable Populations:

Enforcement:

Legal:

The existing declared state of emergency was first declared on March 17, 2020 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.  The state of emergency was recently extended and is currently in effect until June 30, 2020. We will continue to update our clients with information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions about this topic, other COVID-19 related questions, or would like assistance with developing and/or reviewing pandemic plans, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer, or refer to the Firm’s COVID-19 website resources.

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