(TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2021) – Earlier this week the province issued guidance regarding the stay-at-home orders. Since that time, the Province has offered further guidance around certain aspects of the policy including how roadside enforcement will work. Yesterday, a spokesperson for the province’s solicitor general told media representative that enforcement officers will not pull drivers over or ask pedestrians where they’re going. That official also stated that workers are also not required to have proof from their employer that they are travelling to or from their workplace.
Members may still wish to provide employees with a letter of employment as an essential employer should that employee be pulled over for other reasons during the shutdown and subsequently asked by enforcement officials where they are going and why. To assist members, OTA has created a sample letter. To download this sample letter please click here: OTA-Essential_Worker_Sample_Letter_public
To learn more about the order please go to: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59922/ontario-declares-second-provincial-emergency-to-address-covid-19-crisis-and-save-lives
OTA will continue to keep the membership informed on any updates to the Ontario stay-at-home order as they are received.