Doug Ford Declares State Of Emergency
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in the province, as it looks to combat the spread of COVID-19.
~ Organized public events of over 50 people are prohibited.
~ Effective immediately, centres offering recreational programs, libraries, all schools, child care centres, theatres (including live venues) and all bars and restaurants, unless they provide take out and delivery are considered closed until March 31.
Ford stressed, this is not a provincial shutdown. The vast majority of businesses will not be affected by this order. Essential services and essential needs will remain available.
The Premiere also announced 300 million dollars to help fight the Corona virus and the impact on all Ontarians. Immediate EI forms must be implemented to support workers impacted.
Funds will also be filtered into the health care system in the form of more critical care beds, front line support staff, and more physicians in our emergency rooms.
Ford said, no expense will be spared and there is no level of support that won’t be considered to help the province through this time.