On April 8 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario entered its third provincial state of emergency and stay-at-home order.
This is far from the first time Ontario residents have been told not to leave their homes, and they are beginning to see some humour in the situation.
This week, a number of Ontario lockdown memes have begun to surface on social media and we've collected some of the most painfully relatable ones, in case you're feeling like you just need a laugh — or perhaps, a cry.
Lockdown? Shutdown? Stay at home?
ontario right now: #OntarioShutdown #ontariolockdown #stayathome https://t.co/XYbBTrNpMZ— Selena Ohari (@Selena Ohari) 1617895140.0
It seems Ontarians are getting confused by the difference between a lockdown, a shutdown, and a stay-at-home order. If that's you, we've got you covered with a nice little explainer.
An ever-changing vocabulary
Doug Ford coming up with a new name for lockdown every five minutes https://t.co/hggUnKnVza— leg day king (@leg day king) 1617846086.0
No matter how you feel about the rolling restrictions, you can't say Ford isn't getting creative these days!
Wait, are the malls still open?
Sometimes, the looser restrictions can be even more confusing than the strict ones.
Framework for days
With news that we're moving from Lockdown into Shutdown, I've gotten a leaked copy of the Ontario government's new… https://t.co/OKigeGesJf— ℳatt (@ℳatt) 1617803472.0
Does anyone even remember the good ol' days of the Ontario COVID-19 response framework?
The mental state of Ontario right now
Going great https://t.co/NsOLJkBsrG— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@Elamin Abdelmahmoud) 1617301596.0
This fully encapsulates the feeling of just trying to get through a lockdown workday.
Do I cry? Or laugh?
Teachers have been urging Ford's government for more information on when they can get vaccinated. Last week, the vaccine rollout for Ontario educators began in one region.
Shades of COVID-19
Dear #Ontario: We are now in Grey lockdown. More accurately, we're somewhere in between Gray Owl and Whispering Wa… https://t.co/VVyTb4AhSF— Jim Moss (@🏡) (@Jim Moss (@🏡)) 1617376185.0
It's like Fifty Shades of Grey, but a whole lot less sexy.