As of this Wednesday, all non-essential businesses in Ontario will be forced to close. Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement Monday afternoon. Ford would not elaborate on what constitutes ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential,’ saying the list will be coming out on Tuesday.
“This decision was not made lightly, and the gravity of this order does not escape me,” said Ford, adding the order will be in place for at least 14 days. The order goes into place at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The news comes after 78 more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Province.
“Every Ontarian must do their part. If you can, please stay home, only leave if necessary,” Ford said. The Premier was questioned about the remaining school year, which he confirmed was done. “The kids won’t be going back to school on April 6th.”