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Emergency orders extended to June 19

The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force until June 19 and encourages businesses to begin preparing to re-open.

Orders include banning people from dining in bars and restaurants, (except for pick up and delivery); gathering in groups larger than five, and continued closure of playgrounds, public pools and splash pads. The closure of child-care centres is included, though Premier Ford has noted a phased re-opening for them could come early next week.

The province this week extended the state of emergency to June 30, which permits it to issue these emergency orders.

Lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hastings Prince Edward counties remains at 43, the last two cases recorded May 18 and May 1.

“It is critical that we keep these emergency orders in place so we can continue to reopen the province gradually and safely,” said Premier Doug Ford. “We are not out of the woods yet, and this deadly virus still poses a serious risk. We encourage businesses to begin preparing to reopen, so when the time comes, they will be able to protect employees, consumers and the general public.”

Additionally, due to COVID-19’s unprecedented impact on the justice system, the province is extending the suspension of limitation periods and time periods in proceedings until September 11 to ensure people will not experience legal consequences if the original time requirements of their case are not met while this order is in effect. The province is working closely with the courts to resume.

The following emergency orders have been extended:
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 Cannabi s
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
W ork Depl oyment 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
Limitin g 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
Management of Retirement Homes in an Outbreak
Special Rules re: Temporary Pandemic Pay
Electricity Price for RPP Consumers

The government first declared a provincial emergency on March 17, 2020 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This declaration of emergency was recently extended and is currently in effect until June 30, 2020.

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  1. Fred says:

    Big opening here come Friday. Salons, barber shops, patios, wine tastings, beach access, etc.

  2. Dennis Fox says:

    I know that people want things to get back to normal – but today Ontario reported another 455 new cases of COVID19. This disease is still very active in our province and our numbers are not dropping – averaging +-400 cases daily. I don’t see how people can vacation safely – aren’t people being exposed unnecessarily – and for what? Personally, I believe it is too early to reopen the province.

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