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Ontario Officially Extends All COVID-19 Orders Until January 20

The extension will support critical services until vaccines are "widely available."
Ontario Officially Extends All COVID-19 Orders Until January 20

The province has announced that all of Ontario's COVID-19 orders that are currently in place will be extended into January. 

The extension will "support the safe delivery of health care and other critical services until COVID-19 vaccines are approved and widely available," says the province's statement.

It will remain in place until January 20, 2021.

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... extending these orders will ensure tools remain in place [...] until all Ontarians can be vaccinated." Solicitor General Sylvia Jones

These orders, under the Reopening Ontario Act, include the province's new colour-coded zones and the restrictions for each zone.

This Act was created to keep public health measures in place after Ontario's state of emergency ended in July.

Earlier this month, several more public health units were moved into stricter zones. 

Middlesex-London Health Unit and Thunder Bay District Health Unit were moved into the orange zone. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit were moved into the yellow zone.

Six regions are currently in the red zone, including Windsor-Essex, Hamilton, Waterloo, Halton, York and Durham.

Peel and Toronto are the only two regions in the grey lockdown zone, for a minimum of 28 days in total.

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We've rounded up a list of things to see in Banff and nearby that are basically a rite of passage for visiting the area. If you've checked off all or most of these places on your list, you can pride yourself on knowing that you've hit up the most iconic spots around. 

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