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On June 17th the Ontario government again extended its Emergency Orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 30, 2020.   The declaration will allow Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders which have been in place since March 17. 

While current emergency orders will remain in place until the end of the month, the government will continue to review each one on an ongoing, case-by-case basis to determine when and if they can safely be adjusted or lifted, as part of the province's framework to safely reopen the province.

Over the past week, the government announced 31 public health unit regions across the province may proceed to Stage 2 of its Framework for Reopening the Province. This will allow additional businesses and services to reopen and more people to return to work.

A full list of emergency orders can be found on the e-Laws website, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Full details about Essential Services and the Provincial Reopening can be found here:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces#section-6

Dorothy McCabe, Government Relations Specialist -- Ontario, dmccabe@hrai.ca, 905-602-4700 ext 274.