So Ontario is under a State of Emergency. What does this mean?

Answer

Pursuant to Section 7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, the Premier declared a State of Emergency in the Province of Ontario on March 17th 2020. The Emergency has been extended to April 24th 2020 at which point it can be terminated or extended.

We took this extraordinary measure because we must offer our full support and every power possible to help our health sector fight the spread of this virus. COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions and the health and well-being of every individual and family must be our number one priority.

Closures have been expanded from the order to include areas such as outdoor recreational amenities. Municipalities have also enacted bylaws mandating closures or physical distancing measures. In the City of Mississauga, all public events and spring programs have been cancelled up to and including July 3rd.

 

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of designations under the State of Emergency and subsequent orders. Violations of the EMCPA can result in hefty fines. In any case, you should stay home as much as possible and only leave for essential purposes.


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