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  • Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

    Ontario Extends School and Child Care Closures to Fight Spread of COVID-19

    Province announces second phase of Learn at Home to support continuity of learning

    TORONTO — Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario government announced that schools and child care centres will remain closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff. This extension is being made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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  • Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed

    TORONTO — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, such as sports fields and playgrounds, effective immediately. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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  • Public Required to Identify Themselves if Charged with Breaching an Emergency Order During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    TORONTO — People who are being charged with an offence under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) will be required to identify themselves if asked by a provincial offences officer, which includes police officers, First Nations constables, special constables and municipal by-law enforcement officers. This temporary power was approved by the Ontario government today through an emergency order to better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak.

    News Release | Solicitor General
  • Ontario Government Reaches Tentative Agreement with AEFO

    TORONTO — Today, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, issued the following statement regarding a tentative agreement with the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) and the Association des conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario (ACÉPO) and the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC):

    Statement | Education
  • Province Supports Postsecondary Students During COVID-19

    TORONTO — The government of Ontario is easing the financial burden on students and making sure they can complete their studies during the COVID-19 outbreak by temporarily deferring payments for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans and making online learning supports, including year-end exams, available to postsecondary institutions.

    News Release | Colleges and Universities
  • Ontario Protecting Seniors During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is working with businesses, volunteer organizations and non-profits to make it easier for Ontario's seniors to self-isolate and practice physical distancing during this unprecedented time by ensuring they can receive the support they need to stay safe and healthy. Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health is strongly urging those over the age of 70 or those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions to stay at home.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
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