Emergency measures to date

Ontario residents will be able to shop, in person, at hardware, safety supply and garden supply stores this weekend, with storefront retail shops allowed to open with curbside service starting Monday, May 11. However, Emergency Orders remain until May 19, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. The emergency orders to date include:

  • Closure of Establishments
  • Prohibiting Organized Public Events, Certain Gatherings
  • Work Deployment Measures for Health Care Workers
  • Drinking Water Systems and Sewage Works provisions
  • Electronic Services for legal documents
  • Work Deployment Measures in Long-Term Care Homes
  • Electricity Price for RPP Consumers
  • Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses
  • Traffic Management
  • Streamlining Requirements for Long-Term Care Homes
  • Prohibition on Certain Persons Charging Unconscionable Prices for Sales of Necessary Good
  • Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities
  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Work Deployment Measures for Boards of Health
  • Work Deployment Measures in Retirement Homes
  • Access to COVID-19 Status Information by Specified Persons
  • Service Agencies Providing Services and Supports to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Pickup and Delivery of Cannabis
  • Signatures in Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Use of Force and Firearms in Policing Services
  • Child Care Fees
  • Agreements Between Health Service Providers and Retirement Homes
  • Temporary Health or Residential Facilities
  • Closure of Public Lands for Recreational Camping
  • Work Deployment Measures for Service Agencies Providing Violence Against Women Residential Services and Crisis Line Services
  • Limiting Work to a Single Long-Term Care Home
  • Work Deployment Measures for District Social Services Administration Boards
  • Deployment of Employees of Service Provider Organizations
  • Work Deployment Measures for Municipalities
  • Limiting Work to a Single Retirement Home
  • Work Deployment Measures for Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
  • Congregate Care Settings
  • Access to Personal Health Information by Means of the Electronic Health Record
  • Global Adjustment for Market Participants and Consumers
  • Certain Persons Enabled to Issue Medical Certificates of Death
  • Hospital Credentialing Processes

For links describing each Emergency Measure in detail, visit the Ontario website,