Ontario Has Extended Its Stay-At-Home Order & Is Implementing So Many Other Restrictions

Golf courses and playgrounds are also shutting down.
Ontario Editor

On Friday, Doug Ford announced that Ontario's COVID-19 restrictions are getting tighter. 

In a press conference, the premier revealed that the stay-at-home order is going to be extended for another two weeks province-wide, for a total of six weeks. 

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On top of this, checkpoints will be set up at all provincial borders on Monday and will be limiting access to border crossings between Ontario with Manitoba and Quebec. 

The move comes as the province hit record high COVID-19 numbers. Today, 4,812 new cases were reported across Ontario.  

What other restrictions are being put in place? 

On Friday, Doug Ford also announced a list of other restrictions that are being put in place. 

Outdoor gatherings will be limited to members of your own household only, as of Saturday at 12:01 a.m. This means you will no longer be able to gather with friends or family that don't live with you. 

On top of this, golf courses, playgrounds, basketball courts and soccer fields will be closed. Non-essential construction will also be cancelled.

Starting on Monday, places of worship, funerals and weddings will only allow 10 people indoors or outdoors.

Big-box retail stores, grocery stores, convenience stores and other spots that sell food and pharmaceutical products will reduce capacity to 25%. 

Ford says that in order to ensure these rules are followed, enforcement will dramatically step up. 

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