COVID-19 Updates

Ontario Declares Third Provincial State of Emergency
April 7, 2021
This afternoon, in consultation with Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, the Ontario government announced it is enacting a third declaration of provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) and a province-wide Stay-at-Home Order effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks.
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Ontario Announces Provincewide “Emergency Brake” Shutdown
April 1, 2021
This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide “emergency brake” effective Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. for at least four weeks to try to control the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts. The COVID-19 Response Framework will pause as the emergency brake comes into place.
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Ontario Provides Details on Phase Two COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan
March 5, 2021
This afternoon, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and General Rick Hillier (retired), Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, provided the much-anticipated details for vaccine rollout to more Ontarians.
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Federal Government Announces Extension of COVID-19 Emergency Benefits
March 3, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced an extension of COVID-19 emergency economic benefits through June 5, 2021.
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Application Now Open for Ontario’s Small Business Support Grant
January 15, 2021
This morning the Ontario government announced that applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant is now open. The previously announced grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses whose operations have been restricted due to the Province-wide Shutdown.
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Provincewide Shutdown Announced for December 26
December 21, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced the province will enter a second provincewide shutdown starting Saturday December 26 at 12:01 am. A provincewide lockdown is needed to reduce COVID transmission, prevent people travelling between regions and preserve health system capacity. The five public health units in the north will be in lockdown for two weeks, while Southern Ontario will be in lockdown for four weeks. The Chief Medical Officer of Health will be monitoring the data and will assess if it is safe to lift the restrictions or if they need to be extended.
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