Ontario Declares a Second Provincial Emergency to Address the COVID-19 Crisis

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the Government on Ontario is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home – with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health-care services, exercise, or for work which cannot be done remotely.

The following links provide further details:

News Release (January 12, 2021): Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives | Ontario Newsroom

Information Summary (January 12, 2021): Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown (ontario.ca)

Extension of COVID-19 Shutdown for Province of Ontario (January 8, 2021)

Dr. Corneil, Acting Medical Officer of Health / CEO for the Timiskaming Health Unit, reported today that the shutdown for the Province of Ontario has been extended until at least January 23, 2021 in northern Ontario.

For more information, visit https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59890/ontario-extends-teacher-led-online-learning-until-january-25-to-keep-students-and-staff-safe-in-sout. Elementary students and secondary students in northern Ontario will return to in-person learning on January 11, 2021.

All businesses are required to read the provincewide shutdown restrictions and accompanying regulations in order to determine what actions they must take.