As expected, Premier Ford has announced a “State of Emergency” for Ontario. The announcement allows for prohibiting activities that up to now have been suggestions. The key things that the announcement targets;
- Closure of restaurants and Bars
- Prohibits gatherings of more than 50 people (includes indoor recreation centres, theatres, and concert venues, libraries, place of worship, etc)
The order DOES NOT yet apply to Public Transit, Malls, Grocery Stores, and pharmacies.
Ford stressed “The vast majority of businesses, including those vital to day-to-day life, will not be affected by this order”.