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Ontario's Stay-At-Home Order Is Set To End On June 2 & Here's What Will Happen Next

The province won't return to normal just yet.

Ontario Editor

Ontario's stay-at-home order is expiring on Wednesday, but that doesn't mean everything in the province will return to normal.

The provincial government confirmed to Narcity that while the stay-at-home order is still set to end on June 2, the emergency brake will still remain in place.

This means that gatherings will still be limited to five people outdoors, and a majority of the province will remain closed. Personal care services, dining and gyms are some of the facilities that will remain shuttered.

On top of this, the government has also extended certain orders that will stay in place past the stay-at-home order. Until June 16, overnight camping and interprovincial travel will also be banned.

The emergency brake will stay in place until Ontario reaches step one of its reopening plan, which is expected to occur around mid-June. Once the province enters this step, residents will see more things start to open.

What will open during step one?

Outdoor gatherings will be increased to 10 people, outdoor dining will open with four people per table, and outdoor fitness classes will also resume.

Essential stores will be able to sell non-essential items and welcome customers at a 25% capacity. While non-essential retailers, except for stores located in malls with no outdoor entrance, will be able to reopen at 15% capacity.

Outdoor pools and outdoor zoos will also be able to open under this step.

Religious services and ceremonies will also be able to operate as long as people are distancing two metres apart.

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