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Ontario Opens Up COVID-19 Testing Across the Province
May 29, 2020
As the province carefully and gradually reopens the economy, the Ontario government is implementing the next phase of its COVID-19 testing strategy to detect and quickly stop the spread of the virus.
Ontario Takes Further Action to Protect Seniors and Staff in Long-Term Care Homes during COVID-19 Outbreak
May 28, 2020
To further protect seniors and staff in long-term care homes, the Ontario government announced today that it is extending the mandate of the Incident Management System Long-Term Care Table.
Ontario Taking Action at High Risk Long-Term Care Homes
May 27, 2020
Today, the Ontario government is taking additional immediate action at high-risk long-term care homes, following the disturbing allegations outlined by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). 
Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak
May 27, 2020
The Ontario government continues to protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak by extending all emergency orders in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Ontario Takes Immediate Action to Investigate Worst Hit Long-Term Care Homes
May 26, 2020
Since the outset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Ontario government has put the safety and security of our seniors as a top priority.
Volunteers and Small Businesses Step Up to Help Those in Need
May 25, 2020
Ontario's volunteers and small businesses are rising to the challenge and helping seniors and other vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Helps People Impacted By COVID-19 Get Back to Work
May 22, 2020
As the economy gradually reopens, the Ontario government is helping people affected by COVID-19 get back to work. The province is investing in Ontario's first Virtual Action Centre, an online counselling and training portal, to support laid off and unemployed hospitality workers, and is helping apprentices by providing grants to purchase tools, protective equipment and clothing for their trade, along with forgiving previous loans to purchase tools.
Ontario Leading COVID-19 Research in Canada
May 21, 2020
The Ontario government is quickly moving forward with innovative research to prevent, detect and treat COVID-19. These projects, part of the government's $20 million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund, focus on areas of research such as vaccine development, diagnostics, drug trials and development, and social sciences. Additionally, Ontario is leading the country with 22 clinical trials investigating COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
As Ontario Reopens, People Urged to Continue Public Health Advice
May 20, 2020
As the Ontario government carefully and gradually reopens the province, those taking public transit, returning to work or going out shopping are being urged to continue to adhere to public health advice as the best line of defence against COVID-19.
Health and Safety Top Priority as Schools Remain Closed
May 19, 2020
The Ontario government is protecting the health and safety of students during the COVID-19 outbreak by keeping schools closed for the rest of this school year.
Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Keep People Safe
May 19, 2020
The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force until May 29, 2020.
Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen
May 14, 2020
Today, the Ontario government announced the retailers, seasonal businesses and health and community service providers who will be permitted to open or expand their services on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., provided that the general trend on health indicators continues to improve as part of the first stage of the government's reopening framework.
Ontario Marks Children and Youth in Care Day
May 14, 2020
Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues and Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, released the following statement to recognize Children and Youth in Care Day
Ontario Further Supports Victims of Gender-Based Violence and Human Trafficking During COVID-19
May 13, 2020
Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues released the following statement regarding new measures to support people experiencing or at risk of sexual assault, gender-based violence and human trafficking during COVID-19
Ontario Making Prescription Drugs More Affordable During COVID-19
May 13, 2020
The Ontario government is making the cost of prescription drugs more affordable. Effective today, people using the Ontario Drug Benefit Program will not be required to pay any co-payment until July 1, 2020 for any prescription of 30+ days that is now being dispensed in installments.
Voluntary Redeployment of Education Workers to Fill Staffing Shortages
May 13, 2020
The Ontario government is working together with the province's education sector to voluntarily place available employees in staffing roles needed at congregate care settings during the COVID-19 outbreak
Ontario Takes Steps to Better Protect Long-Term Care Residents and Staff During COVID-19 Outbreak
May 13, 2020
The Ontario government has adopted an emergency order allowing the province to issue a mandatory management order for a long-term care home struggling to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Declaration of Emergency Extended While Ontario Gradually Reopens the Economy
May 12, 2020
The Ontario government is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
Ontario Marks the First Provincial Day of Action on Litter
May 12, 2020
Today Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks released the following statement
Ontario's Minister of Education Encourages School Boards to Celebrate Student Achievements, while also Abiding by Safety Limitations During COVID-19 Outbreak
May 11, 2020
Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement to encourage school boards to proceed with celebrations of student achievement subject to health and safety limitations during the COVID-19 outbreak
Ontario Retail Stores Open for Curbside Pickup and Delivery
May 11, 2020
In a step forward to safely reopening the economy, Retail stores can now offer curbside pickup and delivery options, as long as they follow the appropriate safety guidelines.
Ontario Opening Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves
May 09, 2020
The Ontario government is opening provincial parks and conservation reserves for limited day-use access.
Ontario Government Supporting Parents as Economy Reopens
May 09, 2020
The Ontario Government is providing supports to licensed child care providers to ensure they remain sustainable and ready to open when parents return to work. 
Ontario Investing in Innovative Ways to Modernize the Justice System
May 08, 2020
"In an effort to keep people safe and uphold the administration of justice during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government and our justice partners established new and innovative ways of delivering justice remotely and online."- Attorney General Doug Downey
First Steps in Reopening our Province
May 08, 2020
As people gradually begin returning to work, the Ontario government continues preparing for the next phase of restarting the provincial economy through the implementation of its Framework for Reopening our Province.
Premier Doug Ford Honours Canadian Heroes on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day
May 08, 2020
"While we cannot mark this important milestone together in person, we stand united in recognizing the heroism and bravery of those who fought to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life."-Premier Ford
Ontario Releases Plan to Resume Scheduled Surgeries and Procedures
May 07, 2020
The Ontario government has developed a comprehensive framework to help hospitals assess their readiness and begin planning for the gradual resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, while maintaining capacity to respond to COVID-19.
McKenna Asks 407ETR to Help Ontario Drivers
May 06, 2020
Today Burlington MPP Jane McKenna asked the President and CEO of the 407ETR, Andres Sacristan to extend the company’s temporary suspension of collections, interest and license plate-denial notices until December 31, 2020.
Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19
May 06, 2020
The Ontario government is allowing all retail stores with a street entrance to provide curbside pickup and delivery, as well as in-store payment and purchases at garden centres, nurseries, hardware stores and safety supply stores.
Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19
May 06, 2020
The Ontario government is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses until May 31, 2020 during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Expands Virtual Mental Health Services During COVID-19
May 05, 2020
Starting today, the Ontario government is expanding virtual mental health services to help thousands of Ontarians experiencing anxiety and depression, including frontline health care workers, during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Ontario Significantly Increases Daily Lab Testing
May 04, 2020
Ontario has significantly increased testing and contact tracing capacity, allowing health experts to identify cases of COVID-19 and support efforts to stop the spread of the virus in the community, long-term care homes, and other congregate settings.
Ontario Providing Support for Industrial and Commercial Electricity Consumers During COVID-19
May 04, 2020
The Ontario Government is providing companies with temporary immediate relief on their monthly electricity bills for April, May and June 2020.
Ontario Continues to Support Mental Health Needs During COVID-19
May 04, 2020
Physical distancing, places extra strain on our mental health. That why the Ontario Government is promoting mental health resources to help everyone through these difficult times.
Ontario Ready to Respond to Spring Flooding Season
May 02, 2020
The Ontario government and its governmental partners, and non-governmental organizations to prepare and respond to any flooding situation across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines
May 01, 2020
The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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