Some of the province's top doctors want Ontario's stay-at-home order to return.
Ontario recently started a province-wide shutdown, but several Medical Officers of Health recently wrote a letter to the province saying that "stronger measures are required."
I am asking each and every one of you to help us get this virus under control. Mask up. Keep your distance.… https://t.co/wF1qGrNGMf— Dr. Vera Etches (@Dr. Vera Etches) 1617650336
In the letter — which was posted to Twitter by Dr. Vera Etches, the Medical Officer of Health in Ottawa — Dr. Etches, Toronto's Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Peel's Dr. Lawrence Loh said that Ontario's trends with the variants of concern require a stay-at-home order — the kind that the province saw in December 2020.
"A stay-at-home order [...] is necessary to prevent and mitigate large scale morbidity and mortality and irreparable strain on the health care system," they wrote.
In the letter, they recommend reviewing which businesses should stay open, imposing stricter capacity limits in businesses, closing schools, adding paid sick days and imposing travel restrictions within Ontario.