This afternoon, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced a tightening of restrictions across the province in an effort to further limit mobility and slow the spread of COVID-19. These actions are intended to protect our hospital and ICU capacity whose occupancy are at their highest level and to allow more time to vaccinate Ontarians. At the same time, action is being taken to increase hospital capacity.
Ontario is also strengthening enforcement and extending the state of emergency and Stay-at-Home order to be at least six weeks total, as recommended by the Science Table. It will be in effect until at least May 20.
Effective Saturday April 17 at 12:01 am:
Effective Monday April 19 at 12:01 am:
All other public health and safety measures for non-essential retail under the provincewide emergency brake (i.e., curbside pick-up and delivery only), will continue to apply.
These announcements follow the release of new modeling on COVID-19 projections by the Science Advisory and Modelling Consensus Table.
Please let us know if we can be of any assistance in navigating the finer details of these new rules and restrictions. We are happy to help in any way we can.