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February 8, 2021

Provincial government extending stay-at-home orders across Ontario


Today, the Ontario government announced it will move to a regional approach maintaining the shutdown across most public health regions provincewide, including the ongoing stay-at-home order.

When it is safe, the province will gradually transition each region from shutdown measures to a revised COVID-19 response framework.

The Ontario government updated its framework to allow for a safer approach to retail. Limited in-person shopping in Grey-Lockdown zones will be permitted with public health and safety measures, like limiting capacity to 25 per cent in most retail settings, mask-wearing or face-covering and maintaining physical distancing.

Dealerships are still considered essential and may remain open. They must still serve consumers by appointment only between 7am and 8pm.

Improving trends and key health indicators with improving hospital capacity in

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health;
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health; and
  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit

means they will move back into government’s framework at the Green-Prevent level on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:01am.

Stay-at-home orders will continue in 28 public health regions until Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Toronto, Peel and York Regions’ stay-at-home orders will apply until February 22, 2021, pending public health trends and government reviews.