Ontario Shutdown Update & Stay-at-Home Order
Thursday Apr 08, 2021
New Regulations Effective as of Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 12:01am
The Government of Ontario has declared yet another State of Emergency that will remain in effect for 4 weeks, with possibility of extension. All non-essential stores will return to curbside services, and big box stores will be limited to groceries, pharmaceuticals and personal care items. Anyone who is able to work from home should do so. The Government is strongly advising all individuals to avoid travel outside their respective public health regions at this time.
This order requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. To view the official Stay-at-Home regulations, please click here.
Hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, resorts and other shared rental accommodations:
Short term rentals (AirBnB style businesses):
Campsites must be made available only for trailers and recreational vehicles that are:
Only campsites with electricity, water services and facilities for sewage disposal may be provided. All recreational facilities in the campground and all other shared facilities in the campground, other than washrooms and showers, must be closed. Other areas of the campground must be closed to the general public.
Restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments:
Are permitted to open but any clubhouse, restaurant, pool, communal steam room, sauna or whirlpool, meeting room, fitness centre or other recreational facility on the premises must be closed to the public, except for any portion of those areas that,
To view the official regulations, please click here.
Please Note: Local medical officers of health also have the ability to issue Section 22 orders under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to target specific transmission risks in the community. All operators are encouraged to reach out to their local health units to make sure they comply with all regulations and restrictions in their respective districts.