Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Extends Orders Relating to COVID-19
Date: August 20, 2020
On August 20, 2020, the Ontario government announced that most orders made as a result of COVID-19 are extended to September 22, 2020 (subject to exceptions below). These orders were initially made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and, with the end of the declared emergency on July 24, 2020, were extended under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.
It is important to note that the Limitation Periods order will not be extended and suspended time periods will begin running on September 14, 2020. The order relating to the Education Sector (redeployment of school board staff to congregate care settings) will also end on August 31, 2020.
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