Ontario government extends pandemic emergency orders

Published August 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Ontario extended its emergency orders, saying it continues to need the tools to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario extended its emergency orders, saying it continues to need the tools to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says that while virus cases continue to go down, the province will extend most orders until Sept. 22.

Orders restricting activities under Stage 3, governing health care worker redeployment and management of long-term care homes remain in place.

The province says it will let some orders lapse, including one that allowed school boards to redeploy workers to health care facilities to respond to the pandemic.

That emergency order was set to expire on Aug. 31.

Jones says the government is conducting ongoing reviews of all of the orders to determine if they are still necessary.

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