Ontario has declared a third provincewide state of emergency, issuing a stay-at-home order effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday April 8. 2021, as the number of COVID-19 cases in the province surge. The stay at home order will be in effect for a period of at least four weeks.
The order requires all Ontarians to remain at home except for essential purposes such as grocery shopping, accessing healthcare services (including COVID-19 vaccinations), work that cannot be done remotely and exercise close to home with only those from one’s household.
Non-essential retailers will be limited to curbside pick-up and delivery. Access to malls will be limited to specific purposes such as curbside pick-up. Big-box store retail will also be limited to selling essential items such as groceries, household supplies, pharmacy items and personal care items.
For full details, please refer to the news release on the Office of the Premier’s website.