Emergency Orders Extended To July 22nd

Emergency Orders Extended To July 22nd

Posted: 2020-07-09 09:25:42 By: thebay

The Ontario government, in consultation with Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended all emergency orders currently in force to July 22nd. The province says the extension was made to ensure the province maintains the necessary flexibility to protect public health and safety as more businesses reopen and people go back to work.

The extension will help protect vulnerable people, such as seniors, by allowing the redeployment of frontline staff in long-term care facilities, retirement homes and other congregate care settings, like women's shelters and residential services.

In addition, the extension would allow public health units to redeploy or hire staff to support case management and contact tracing.

Premier Doug Ford says "By keeping these emergency measures in place, we will continue to support our frontline care providers, protect our most vulnerable, and ensure we can rapidly respond to potential outbreaks or surges."