Ontario Announces Second Declaration of Emergency - Jan 12/21

In response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, the real and looming threat of the collapse of the province’s hospital system and alarming risks posed to long-term care homes as a result of high COVID-19 transmission rates, the government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, has declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.  

The government is also issuing a stay-at-home-order to limit people’s mobility and reduce the number of daily contacts with those outside the immediate household. In addition to limiting outings to essential trips such as grocery shopping or going to a doctor appointment, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.