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Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order
As you may or may not know, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).
Furthermore, effective Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a province-wide Stay-at-Home Order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential 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.
Details were provided today by Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “The COVID-19 situation is at a critical stage and we must act quickly and decisively to stay ahead of these deadly new variants,” said Premier Ford. “By imposing these strict new measures, we will keep people safe while allowing our vaccination program to reach more people, starting with our high-risk population and identified hot spots. Although this is difficult, I urge everyone to follow these public health measures and together we will defeat this deadly virus.”
A link to the complete news release with further details can be found here – https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergency-and-stay-at-home-order
We will continue to forge ahead with our planning with Lambton Public Health for mobile and on-site vaccination clinics for the people we support. We are hoping to have our plans finalized very soon. We will keep you posted on new developments.
Be well. Be safe. Be smart.
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