Ontario’s stay at home order and state of emergency are being extended by two weeks, for a total of six weeks, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar.
Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet have announced new measures to slow the spread of the virus, including emergency powers for law enforcement to stop individuals and ask for the reason of their trip outside of their home, and proof of residence.
The government is also ordering the closure of recreational spaces like playgrounds, golf courses, basketball courts and soccer and baseball fields.
Outdoor gatherings will be limited to members of your own household.
The province is also restricting travel across its borders with Quebec and Winnipeg for essential purposes, including work, medical care and transportation of goods.
Essential businesses including grocery stores and pharmacies will be limited to 25 percent capacity.