Ontario Extends COVID-19 Orders

By: Laura Steiner
The province of Ontario has announced an extension to all emergency orders currently in effect.  The decision was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and will last until December 21.
“Extending these orders will continue to ensure we have the tools to address urgent public health situations and support the delivery of health care and other critical services, while keeping measures in place to protect vulnerable populations,” Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said.
The announcement comes one week after the introduction of a new five leveled colour-coded framework, with green being the lowest, and grey being full lockdown.   Halton is as of this morning in the “red zone,” brought in additional restrictions on indoor dining, and a mandatory mask wearing policy during indoor gatherings.   Premier Doug Ford is expected to speak later this afternoon on additional restrictions.  The province has reported 1,418 with over 48 thousand tests done over the last 24 hours.