Ontario Extends Orders Under the Reopening Ontario Act

Ontario is extending some of its emergency orders under its new Reopening Ontario Act until September 22, 2020. The decision was made in cooperation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams.

“We’ve seen great progress in our fight against COVID-19 in recent weeks, but now is not the time to let our guard down,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said. Orders extended include work deployment measures for both the Long Term Care sector and health service providers, and rules regulating patios, and indoor dining. The province has entered stage 3 of its recovery plan.

The province will be lifting its staffing order on the Education sector. They signed an order authorizing the release of staff on voluntary redeployment to help in the long-term care sector in May. The province doesn’t have data as to how many workers are affected. Ontario will continue reviewing its emergency orders, and will amend them as required.