Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency
Date: January 13, 2021
On January 12, 2021, the Ontario government declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA) to address the concerning rise in COVID-19 cases, and also announced it is issuing a stay at home order.
The government’s announcement outlined the changes that it will be implementing, which are summarized in a presentation entitled, “Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown”. While some of the government’s measures took immediate effect on January 12, 2021, most measures will come into effect on January 14, 2021, and are expected to remain in place until at least February 11, 2021.
We are monitoring for the release of the related regulations and will provide a more detailed communication once those become available.
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