Ford Announces New Restrictions - Extends Stay At Home Order

Ford Announces New Restrictions - Extends Stay At Home Order

Posted: 2021-04-16 17:04:06 By: thebay

Premier Doug Ford announced the province is extending the stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks, now in place for six weeks.

Ford also announced a limit of 25 percent capacity for essential retail, closed parks and other amenities such as golf, playgrounds, outdoor soccer, and camping, and stringent interprovincial travel rules including checkpoints at provincial border crossings  and tightening up air travel.

Beginning Saturday all non-essential construction will not be allowed to continue. Additionally, outdoor activities are now limited to gathering with only members of the same household.

Police and bylaw officers will now be given special authority to enforce public health measures. This includes an officer’s ability to stop and ask anyone on a street or in their cars as to why they are not at home, and ask for their address. Tickets can run as high as $750.