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Ontario Protecting Seniors During the COVID-19 Outbreak
March 30, 2020
The Ontario government is working with businesses, volunteer organizations and non-profits to make it easier for Ontario's seniors to self-isolate and practice physical distancing during this unprecedented time by ensuring they can receive the support they need to stay safe and healthy.
Statement from the Chief Medical Officer of Health
March 30, 2020
The Government of Ontario continues to take decisive action to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help contain its spread and to protect the public. This has involved some unprecedented measures, and I know many of you continue to undertake great efforts to protect your families, friends, neighbours, clients and patients, and communities.
Ontario Enhancing Public Reporting about COVID-19
March 30, 2020
Ontario is enhancing the public information it provides about the status of COVID-19. As the outbreak evolves, Ontario has launched a new dedicated web page and is changing how COVID-19 cases are being reported to provide a more relevant summary of data from Public Health Ontario that offers expanded information every day at 10:30 a.m.
Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People with Strict Exceptions
March 30, 2020
Based on the best advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, effective immediately.
Ontario Protecting Consumers from Price Gouging
March 28, 2020
Premier Doug Ford announced today new penalties to combat price gouging and hold offenders accountable for raising prices significantly on the necessary goods Ontarians need to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.
Ontario Adopts Temporary Measures to Support Bars, Restaurants and Alcohol Retailers During the COVID-19 Situation
March 27, 2020
Effective immediately, licensed restaurants and bars in Ontario may sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm.
Ontario Enabling Financial Relief for Businesses
March 26, 2020
The Ontario Government is enabling $1.9 billion in relief for employers to reduce the financial strain on business brought on by COVID-19.
Ontario Provides $3.3 Billion More to Increase Health Care Capacity
March 26, 2020
The Ontario government is providing an additional $3.3 billion to support frontline health care workers and increase health care capacity in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19
March 25, 2020
The government's action plan is a first step in its response to COVID-19 and includes $7 billion in additional resources for the health care system and direct support for people and jobs. It also will make available $10 billion in support for people and businesses through tax and other deferrals to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets.
Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659
March 25, 2020
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces.
Province suspending time-of-use rates for 45 days
March 24, 2020
For a 45-day period, the government is working to suspend time-of-use electricity rates, holding electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour.
Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Crisis
March 23, 2020
The Ontario government is providing $200 million in social services relief funding to help protect the health and safety of the province's most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.
Ontario Launches New Interactive COVID-19 Self-Asssesment Tool
March 23, 2020
With the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario has now launched an enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool.
Closure of Drive Test Centres In Response to COVID-19
March 23, 2020
Based on the advice of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all full-time DriveTest Centres and part-time Travel Point locations will be closed
Province Takes Steps to Ensure Frontline Staff Can Continue to Work
March 22, 2020
In order to support health care and frontline workers during this COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario plans to exempt certain child care centres from the order to close.
Ontario Urges Business to Join the Fight Against COVID-19
March 21, 2020
The Ontario Government is launching Ontario Together, a new website that will help businesses and their employees work with the province to meet the challenges of COVID-19. This initiative will remove barriers allowing Ontario's manufacturing sector to redeploy capacity towards the production of essential equipment like ventilators, masks and swabs.
Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with ETFO
March 21, 2020
Our Government is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached between the Crown, ETFO teachers and education workers, and the school boards trustees' associations.
Province Waives Three Month Waiting Period for OHIP
March 20, 2020
To ensure that anyone in need of care can receive it, Ontario is waiving the three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage.
Province Launches First Phase of the Learn at Home Portal
March 20, 2020
Learn at Home offers all students high-quality, made-in-Ontario math and literacy resources, created by Ontario-certified educators, in both English and French.
Emergency Sitting Sees Two Critical Pieces of Legislation Receive Unanimous Consent
March 19, 2020
Today the Ontario government convened an emergency sitting of the legislature and passed two pieces of legislation which will protect the jobs of employees who self-isolate or quarantine, help keep store shelves stocked and give municipal councils the flexibility to continue operations while maintaining social distance.
Ontario Extending Validation Periods for Driver, Vehicle Services and Health Cards
March 19, 2020
ServiceOntario, is extending the validity period of driving products, services and health cards. This will promote social distancing and help contain the spread of the COVID-19.
Ontario is Protecting Seniors' Health and Safety
March 18, 2020
"We would like to reassure all Ontarians that the province has been diligently monitoring the developing situation in all: long-term care facilities, retirement and seniors' homes."- Christine Elliot, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency
March 17, 2020
Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.
COVID-19 Updates
March 16, 2020
News on the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving. This resource centre has the latest updates locally, provincially and nationally. Check back here regularly for the latest on COVID-19.
Premier Ford Announces Job Protection for Workers during the COVID-19 Situation
March 16, 2020
Ontario is acting immediately to protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
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