A ban on social gatherings of more than five people and other restrictions will remain in place as the Ford government has extended all emergency orders for another 10 days.
The emergency orders, which restrict restaurants and bars to take-out and delivery service only and close child-care centres, were to expire June 9 but the province confirmed in a statement Saturday it will extend them until June 19.
“It is critical that we keep these emergency orders in place so we can continue to reopen the province gradually and safely,” Premier Doug Ford said in the release. “We are not out of the woods yet, and this deadly virus still poses a serious risk. We encourage businesses to begin preparing to reopen, so when the time comes, they will be able to protect employees, consumers and the general public.”
Premier Ford has said the province will provide details of its Stage 2 reopening plan next week, but measures “will not begin immediately.” He stressed a final decision will rest with the data related to the spread of COVID-19.