Regarding the Ontario Government’s Declaration of Emergency
Based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario has declared a state of emergency. We are taking this extraordinary measure because we must offer our full support and every power possible to help our health sector fight the spread of this virus. The health and well-being of every individual and family must be our number one priority.
The first order under this declaration is the prohibition of organized public events of over 50 people, including parades and events and communal services within places of worship until March 31st.
Secondly, as of March 17th, the Province has ordered a number of establishments closed effective immediately until March 31st; and, this includes facilities providing indoor recreational programs, all public libraries, all licensed child care centres, all theatres (including those offering live performances of music, dance, and other art forms), cinemas, and all bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout food and delivery.
Please note that essential services and essential needs such as grocery stores and pharmacies will continue to be available every individual and family.