It looks like Ontario's summer won't return to normal just yet. The provincial government announced on Thursday that Ontario's emergency orders will be extended for the next two weeks.
According to a press release, the extension has been made so that the government can continue to protect the public as businesses continue to open their doors.
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"By keeping these emergency measures in place, we will continue to support our frontline care providers, protect our most vulnerable, and ensure we can rapidly respond to potential outbreaks or surges," Premier Doug Ford stated.
However, these emergency orders may not end anytime soon.
In a new bill, the government hopes to be able to extend these measures into 2021 if needed.
Ontario's state of emergency was first put in place on March 17, 2020, and is currently in effect until July 15.