It’s Not Over Yet! Emergency Orders Extended to July 15


Province Focuses on Safe, Gradual Reopening of Regions

TORONTO ― In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government has extended the provincial Declaration of Emergency under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to July 15, 2020. This extension, approved by the Ontario Legislature earlier today, provides Ontario with the additional time, flexibility, and the necessary tools to safely and gradually allow more places to reopen, while continuing to support frontline health care providers in the fight against COVID-19.

“As we gradually and safely reopen our economy, our frontline care providers can continue to rely on these emergency orders to better protect our seniors and most vulnerable citizens and provide the flexibility to put resources where they’re needed most,” said Premier Doug Ford. “We are hopeful that another extension of the Declaration of Emergency will not be needed as we see improvements in the public health trends and as people and businesses continue to act responsibly and adapt to the new environment.”

The provincial Declaration of Emergency enables the government to make, and as needed amend, emergency orders that protect the health and safety of all Ontarians. Emergency orders in force under the Declaration of Emergency include those allowing frontline care providers to redeploy staff to areas most in need, limiting long-term care and retirement home employees to working at one home, and enabling public health units to redeploy or hire staff to support the province’s enhanced case management and contact tracing strategy. These measures continue to be needed to protect seniors and other vulnerable populations from the threat of COVID-19. The extension of the Declaration of Emergency will allow the province to make or amend emergency orders as needed as it continues to ease restrictions in support of its phased reopening.

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the government will continue to monitor public health trends related to COVID-19 and assess on an ongoing basis whether the provincial Declaration of Emergency needs to be extended further. The government will also continue to review emergency orders currently in place to determine when and if it is safe to amend or lift them as more places in the province are allowed to reopen in a safe and measured way.

As of June 24, 33 public health unit regions have entered Stage 2 of the Framework for Reopening our Province, allowing more businesses and services to open and getting more people back to work. The Windsor-Essex County public health unit region remains in Stage 1 and the situation in the region will continue to be assessed on an ongoing basis.

A full list of emergency orders can be found on the e-Laws website under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and at


  1. Enough is enough. We don’t need to be punished for southern ontario’s actions. The virus isn’t going anywhere soon, nor is a vaccine is guaranteed. All businesses needs to be open, and normal needs to start now, why are we sitting like ducks waiting for a vaccine that may or may not come? Hospitals aren’t overwhelmed here in canada. The curve is flattened. We may never see 0 cases per day so why wait til that day? If we were as bad as FL, TX and AZ, I can understand why the emergency orders needs to be extended. But we did everything right here and its time to move on.

    • Martin Verdecchia When the leader of a country says. The virus was a joke to start with. Then says if we do more testing it will look bad because they will find more viruses. So let cut back on testing. Let sniff Lysol spray. And take drugs that don’t help. Then he almost says Dr don’t know as much as him. The country follows this man. And isn’t Florida and Texas. Republicans. Which right now how the highest cases??

    • Craig Huckerby best potus they have had in years real changes happened ,promises were kept record low employment for everyone businesses came back , some that were going to leave nerve left , 200 miles of border wall has been completed new trade deal with all countries and making countries pay nato there far share

  2. Areas where things aren’t moving along as fast as they should, continue emergency measures there, but why punish the whole damn province ? Do you wan’t to keep this damn thing going long enough till flu season comes along and you can keep the damn emergency measures going forever ?

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