Explaining The New Stay At Home Order

Explaining The New Stay At Home Order

Ontario is headed into another stay-at-home order.  This means everyone must stay home except for essential reasons. These include heading into work where there is no option to work remotely, heading into school, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, using health care services (including getting vaccinated), or heading outside to exercise.

Along with the stay-at-home order comes new restrictions to strengthen public health and workplace safety measures:

  • Non-essential retailers are only to operate for curbside pick-up and delivery by appointment between 7 am and 8 pm, delivery is permitted between 6 am and 9 pm.
  • Big box stores are restricted to only selling essential items such as groceries, pet care supplies, household cleaning supplies, pharmaceutical items, health care items, and personal care items.
  • Other stores allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity include safety supply stores, optical stores, dealerships, and businesses that sell boats/other watercrafts, auto repair shops, and car rental stores.
  • Outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries are also allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity and a restriction on hours of operation between 7am and 8pm. Indoor greenhouses that engage in sales to the public are also allowed to operate under these restrictions.

For more information on education, workplace inspections and vaccinations visit www.news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergency-and-stay-at-home-order.

Photo Credit: Government of Ontario


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