The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province’s Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures.
The Stay-at-Home order currently in effect requires everyone to remain at home except for specified purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.
Additional Measures Effective Saturday, April 17:
- Stay-at-Home order extended by two weeks (until at least May 20);
- Close all non-essential workplaces in the construction sector (see details here)
- Reduce capacity limits to 25 per cent in all retail settings where in-store shopping is permitted (supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, indoor farmers’ markets, other stores that primarily sell food and pharmacies);
- All other public health and workplace safety measures for non-essential retail under the provincewide emergency brake (i.e., curbside pick-up and delivery only), will continue to apply;
- Restricting travel into Ontario from the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec with the exception of work, health care services, transportation and delivery of goods and services or exercising Aboriginal or treaty rights.
To increase public compliance, amendments to an emergency order have been made that will provide police officers and other provincial offences officers enhanced authority to support the enforcement of Ontario’s Stay-at-Home order.