If you were hoping the stay at home order will expire on May 20th, think again.
Ontario has been advised to “stay the course” with the province’s on-going pandemic restrictions, until the COVID-19 cases experience a significant drop. That means the province may extend the stay at home order until June.
The advice from provincial health advisors is in line with local medical officers of health, asking for an extension in the emergency measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants.
“Any move to relax restrictions now would without a doubt reverse the modest downward trends we have observed over the past two weeks.” A letter to Premier Doug Ford from the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health stated.
If the stay-at-home order, which is due to expire on May 20, is extended by two weeks it would last until June 2.
The move is likely not going to sit well with those who are holding protests surrounding the government’s stay at home and lockdown orders locally.
Three protests , attracting up to 100 people have been staged on the waterfront and at Bellevue Park over the last few weeks. Protestors claim the Province’s actions are hurting the economy and is an attack of their rights and freedoms.