COVID-19: Ontario declares state of emergency
Effective Thursday, Jan. 14, Ford is issuing a stay at home order.
In order to do our part we will be working remotely at home. During this time we will NOT be visiting clients offices or having clients visit our in-home office. We ask that you work with us in order to make this possible. With the help of an app or 2 we can make this work.
Not only will this help us keep our employee’s and families safe through COVID 19, this will help you adjust to the new way of business in the cloud as businesses adjust to a new way of life.
We ask for your understanding and assistance through the global pandemic.
This declaration allows the government to make and amend emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).
For the emergency declaration, provincial offence officers, including police, have the authority to disperse crowds both indoors and outdoors.
Provincial offence officers will have the authority to issue tickets to people in businesses for not complying with orders, such as not wearing a mask.
New measures include:
- The limit for outdoor gatherings has been lowered to five people from 10
- Masks are required in indoor areas of businesses or organizations. Masks are now recommended outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible.
- Non-essential retail store hours must be between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. These rules do not apply to stores selling primarily food, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, or restaurants.
- Non-essential construction is further restricted, including below-grade construction, exempting survey/
A province-wide shutdown has been in place since Dec. 26.