Government of Ontario Declares State of Emergency and Announces Provincewide Shutdown.

Note: Where your local community bylaws and the provincial restrictions differ, follow the more restrictive advice.  

The province of Ontario has declared a Second Provincial State of Emergency effective Tuesday, January 16, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

  • The government has issued a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to stay home with the exception of going out for essential purposes.
  • Outdoor organized public gatherings and social gatherings are restricted to a limit of 5 people.
  • Individuals are required to wear a mask or face covering in the indoor areas of business that are open.
  • Wearing a mask outdoors is recommended when you can’t physically distance.
  • All non-essential retail stores including hardware stores, alcohol retailers, and those offering curbside pick up and delivery, must open no earlier than 7 a.m. and close no later than 8 p.m.

For more information about the Provincial State of Emergency and stay-at-

home order , please to one of the links below.

Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order across Most of the Province to Save Lives (WEB)

News Release: Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives (WEB)

Enhancing public health and workplace safety measures in the provincewide shutdown (WEB)

COVID-19 public health measures and restrictions (WEB)


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