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Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public

Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.

As a result of this declaration and its associated orders, the following establishments are legally required to close immediately:

Province Expanding Telehealth Ontario Resources

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve locally and globally, Ontario is taking further action to ensure the province's health care system is prepared to continue to protect the health and well-being of Ontarians.

Working closely with Telehealth Ontario, the province is rapidly expanding service capacity to ensure timely responses. This is a critical step to help address the increased daily call volumes and reduce call wait times.

Phase 1: Immediately Increase Resources to Reduce Call Wait Times