Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency


A Message From The Provincial Government

Significantly Enhanced Measures will Help Contain Spread of Covid-19
TORONTO - Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.
"We are facing an unprecedented time in our history," said Premier Ford. "This is a decision that was not made lightly. COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions. We are taking this extraordinary measure because we must offer our full support and every power possible to help our health care sector fight the spread of COVID-19. The health and wellbeing of every Ontarian must be our number one priority."
As a result of this declaration and its associated orders, the following establishments are legally required to close immediately:
* All facilities providing indoor recreational programs;
* All public libraries;
* All private schools as defined in the Education Act;
* All licensed child care centres;
* All bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout food and delivery;
* All theatres including those offering live performances of music, dance, and other art forms, as well as cinemas that show movies; and
* Concert venues.
Further, all organized public events of over fifty people are also prohibited, including parades and events and communal services within places of worship. These orders were approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and will remain in place until March 31, 2020, at which point they will be reassessed and considered for extension, unless this order is terminated earlier.
"We are acting on the best advice of our Chief Medical Officer of Health and other leading public health officials across the province," said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. "We know these measures will affect people's every day lives, but they are necessary to ensure that we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our people. We're working with all partners across the system, from public health to hospitals and community care, to do everything we can to contain this virus and ensure that the system is prepared to respond to any scenario."
"Our government is taking an important step to protect Ontarians by declaring a provincial emergency through the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, establishing Ontario's ability to quickly implement and enforce orders in the public interest," said Solicitor General Jones. "Our government will continue to respond to this outbreak by limiting the exposure of individuals to COVID-19 and ensure the health and well-being of all Ontarians."
Ontario is also investing up to $304 million to enhance the province's response to COVID-19 by providing the following:
* $100 million for increased capacity in hospitals to assist with the effective treatment of COVID-19 patients both in critical care and medicine beds.
* $50 million for more testing and screening through public health, including additional funding to support extraordinary costs incurred to monitor, detect and contain COVID-19 in the province. This includes contact tracing, increased laboratory testing capacity and home testing.
* $50 million to further protect frontline workers, first responders and patients by increasing the supply of personal protective equipment and other critical supplies and equipment to protect them.
* $25 million to support frontline workers working in COVID-19 assessment centres, including the creation of a new fund to provide respite care, child care services and other supports as they are needed.
* $50 million for long-term care homes&nb sp;to support 24/7 screening, additional staffing to support infection control and additional supplies.
* $20 million for residential facilities in developmental services, gender-based services and protective care for children and youth to support additional staffing, respite for caregivers impacted by school closures, personal protective equipment and supplies and transportation costs to minimize client exposure and to support social distancing, as well as additional cleaning costs.
* $5 million to protect seniors in retirement homes through increased infection control and active screening procedures.
* $4 million for Indigenous communities to support transportation costs for health care professionals and the distribution of critical supplies.
* The increased funding includes investments from Ontario’s previously-announced COVID-19 Contingency Fund, as well as funding provided by the federal government.
* Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory infections like bronchitis, pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
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* Disposable N95 masks
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* Nitrile gloves
* Vinyl gloves
* Gowns
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* Guard / security services
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To effectively reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Ontario's Premier, Doug Ford has ordered measures to help contain the virus. These include the closure of all bars and restaurants, except those that may only offer takeout or delivery.

Direction to Restaurants and Bars with Seating
* Cease all sit-down service immediately.

Recommendations for Restaurants & Bars that are offering Take Out or Delivery:
* Post signs at all entrances directing those that are sick to not enter.
* Limit your operations to take-out, delivery and/or drive-thru options only.
* Reduce physical contact between patrons: stagger orders to prevent a crowd of people on the premises.
* Only single-use disposable containers can be used for take-out or delivery options.
* Clean and sanitize tables, chairs, menus and debit machines after each customer and clean and
* sanitize high touch surfaces (ex. door knobs) frequently.
* Items in the restaurant that can’t be cleaned and sanitized must be disposed of after each use or
* removed from service.
* Increased handwashing by staff: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20
* seconds. Non-food handlers can use hand sanitizer if their hands aren’t visibly soiled.
* Ill staff must stay away from work. Plan for staff absences.
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Personal protection measures recommended by the Durham Region Health Department:

* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
* Avoid close contact with people: keep a distance of 2m between people.
* Stay home when you are ill.
* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
* If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
* Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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* Be aware of the most current, credible, public health information / recommendations and communicate these to your staff and customers.

If you are not able to follow all the recommendations listed above, you are to close your restaurant or bar to reduce the potential risks to your staff and customers.

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