Ontario’s stay-at-home order ends but COVID-19 restrictions remain in place

Ontario’s stay-at-home order expired Wednesday but the Ford government says all COVID-19 restrictions will remain in place until the province enters Stage 1 of its reopening plan.

Currently, Stage 1 is expected to go into effect on June 14.

The restrictions include a ban on indoor gatherings, restricting non-essential retail to curbside pick-up and restricting restaurants and bars to take-out and delivery.

Outdoor recreation and outdoor gatherings of up to five people will still be allowed.

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Emergency orders that enforce the restrictions have been extended to June 16, except for the emergency order banning residential evictions. The ban on residential evictions will expire on June 2.

The stay-at-home order, which has been in effect since April 7, requires all Ontario residents to remain at home except for essential purposes set out in the order.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has called on the government to adjust their reopening plan and allow the economy to open up immediately.

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