Ontario’s emergency order extended to six weeks; outdoor gatherings, sports facilities closed

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Police will be able to stop people and ask why their not at home

Ontario extends its emergency Stay at Home order an extra two weeks.

Premier Doug Ford is making the announcement now. “We’re loosing the battle between variants and vaccines,” he says. “The pace of vaccine supply has not kept up with the spread of the variants; we are on our heals.”

Some of the new restrictions include

  • Outdoor gatherings will be limited to your family only.
  • Churches may have only 10 people in the building.
  • The province is restricting outdoor sports and recreation facilities including playgrounds, basketball courts and golf courses.
  • Big box retailers will only be allowed to have 25 per cent of the stores capacity at one time.
  • Non essential construction is going to be stopped including shopping malls, hotels; home building, hospitals to continue
  • Travel to Manitoba and Quebec will be limited to essential travel only.
  • Ministry of Labour will be checking offices to make sure people who can work from home, do. Doing checks of law, accounting offices

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says police officers will be given temporary authority to stop you and ask you what your home address is and what you are doing.