Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : May 27, 2020 3:40




Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

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:

Closure of Establishments
Prohibiting Organized Public Events, Certain Gatherings
Work Deployment Measures for Health Care Workers
Drinking Water Systems and Sewage Works
Electronic Service
Work Deployment Measures in Long-Term Care Homes
Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses
Traffic Management
Streamlining Requirements for Long-Term Care Homes
Prohibition on Certain Persons Charging Unconscionable Prices for Necessary Goods
Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities
Enforcement of Orders
Work Deployment Measures for Boards of Health
Work Deployment Measures in Retirement Homes
Access to COVID-19 Status Information by Specified Persons
Service Agencies Providing Services and Supports to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Pickup and Delivery of Cannabis
Signatures in Wills and Powers of Attorney
Use of Force and Firearms in Policing Services
Child Care Fees
Agreements Between Health Service Providers and Retirement Homes
Temporary Health or Residential Facilities
Closure of Public Lands for Recreational Camping
Work Deployment Measures for Service Agencies Providing Violence Against Women Residential Services and Crisis Line Services
Limiting Work to a Single Long-Term Care Home
Work Deployment Measures for District Social Services Administration Boards
Deployment of Employees of Service Provider Organizations
Work Deployment Measures for Municipalities
Limiting Work to a Single Retirement Home
Work Deployment Measures for Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
Congregate Care Settings
Access to Personal Health Information by Means of the Electronic Health Record
Certain Persons Enabled to Issue Medical Certificates of Death
Hospital Credentialing Processes
Education Sector
Management of Long-term Care Homes in Outbreak
The following orders have also been extended:

Electricity Price for RPP Consumers (until May 31, 2020)
Global Adjustment for Market Participants and Consumers (until June 1, 2020)