Doug Ford has just announced that all of Ontario will be under a stay-at-home order starting Thursday at 12:01 a.m. \nWhile stores that sell groceries, pharmaceuticals and other essential goods will be allowed to stay open, there are some new restrictions. \nEditor's Choice: A Month-Long Stay-At-Home Order In Ontario Is Expected To Be Announced Today\n\nAccording to the government, big box stores will be prohibited from selling anything other than essential goods. \n\n\n\nGroceries, household cleaning supplies, pharmacy items and pet care are some of the few items that these stores will be able to supply to customers. \n\n\n\nShopping malls and other non-essential stores will be able to remain open for curbside pick-up and delivery only. \n\nWhat other stores will remain open? \nAccording to the government, grocery stores, pharmacies and other spots that sell essential goods can remain open to in-person shopping. \nOn top of this, some other retail stores are allowed to remain open including safety supply stores, optical stores and businesses that sell motor vehicles. \nHowever, shoppers can only access these shops by making an appointment in advance. \n\nHow long will the stay-at-home order last? \nDoug Ford stated that the provincewide order will last for at least four weeks. \nDuring this time, all residents are being told to stay home unless they are making essential trips to work, school, get groceries or exercise. \nThe move has been made in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.