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  • Ontario Strengthens Enforcement of Stay-at-Home Order

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is strengthening enforcement of the province's Stay-at-Home order while imposing new travel restrictions and further strengthening public health measures. These urgent actions are targeted at stopping the rapid growth in COVID-19 case rates and relieving mounting pressures on the province's health care system.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Small Nuclear Reactor Study Released, Alberta Signs SMR MOU

    TORONTO — Today, the Premiers of New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta joined virtually to release a study by power utilities in three partner provinces and to formally welcome Alberta as a signatory to the small modular reactor (SMR) memorandum of understanding (MOU) previously signed by New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Highlights Innovative Child and Youth Mental Health Service

    TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement on Ontario's participation in a 13-part podcast series featuring promising practices and innovative mental health and addictions programs across Canada.

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Targets High-Risk Neighbourhoods

    TORONTO — To slow the spread of the virus and protect communities with the highest rates of transmission, Ontario is rolling out vaccines to "hot spot" regions across the province as part of Phase Two of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Through this initiative, 114 highly impacted neighbourhoods, as identified by postal code, will be reached through mass immunization clinics, mobile teams and pop-up clinics.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants, and the massive spike in hospital admissions.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Premier Ford Receives AstraZeneca Vaccine for Covid-19

    TORONTO — Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement as he received his first dose of the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine at an Etobicoke pharmacy:

    Statement | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Enacts Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

    TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the threat on the province's hospital system capacity, and the increasing risks posed to the public by COVID-19 variants.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in "hot spot" communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals with the highest-risk health conditions in April 2021. With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government, over nine million Ontarians will be offered their first vaccination between April and end of June 2021.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Implements Provincewide Emergency Brake

    TORONTO —The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The provincewide emergency brake will be effective Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. and the government intends to keep this in place for at least four weeks.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Expands Domestic Vaccine Manufacturing Capacity and Improves Pandemic Preparedness

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is partnering with the federal government, the City of Toronto and Sanofi, a leading global biopharmaceutical and vaccines company, to expand its Ontario facility to meet growing demand for flu vaccines, boost Canada's preparedness for future pandemics and create 300 high-quality jobs.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Supports the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors during COVID-19

    NIAGARA FALLS — The Ontario government is providing an estimated $100 million for a new one-time Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Small Business Support Grant and $100 million for a new one-time recovery program.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy Supporting New Hospital in Brampton

    BRAMPTON — The Ontario government is delivering a long-awaited new hospital for the people of Brampton. The 2021 Budget includes an additional $3 billion investment in health care infrastructure over 10 years, which will support the transformation of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness ("Peel Memorial") in Brampton from a day facility into a new inpatient hospital with a 24/7 Emergency Department. The 2021 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy, brings the government's total investment to protect people's health to $16.3 billion.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

  • Ontario Helping People Get their COVID-19 Vaccination

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $3.7 million as part of the 2021 Budget to help seniors and people with disabilities get their COVID-19 vaccinations, where transportation is a barrier. The Province is launching this initiative to remove that barrier and ensure that anyone who wants a vaccine is able to get a vaccine.

    News Release | Office of the Premier

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