Ontario's emergency stay-at-home order officially ends; other restrictions remain

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Students in Ontario have been doing online learning since April 19.

All other public health restrictions implemented under the emergency brake shutdown will remain in place until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen, which is now scheduled for the week of June 14.

While that rule is no longer in effect, other measures like the five-person limit on outdoor gatherings and restrictions on retail and other businesses remain.

In other words, and as explained by the provincial government, "Nothing changes on June 3 other than the stay-at-home order lapses".

Ontarians will be able to leave home to travel within the province to a secondary residence but are not be permitted to host members of another household indoors except for a person from another household who lives alone or a caregiver.

Cases have since declined and the province recently unveiled a reopening plan set to take effect in mid-June, but schools weren't part of it.

Step one of the reopening plan will allow for patio dining, outdoor fitness classes and in-person shopping at non-essential retail stores, with capacity limits.


Step Two will see outdoor tour and guide services resume with capacity limits, outdoor waterparks and amusement parks reopen with capacity limits, and overnight camps will also be allowed to operate.

It's also possible that the Ford government will opt to keep schools closed until next fall in an effort to reopen the economy ahead of schedule.

Students in Windsor-Essex and across Ontario may be forced to continue at-home learning for the rest of the academic year, CTV News learned on Tuesday.

Sources say Ford will meet with his cabinet on Wednesday and it remains unlikely a decision comes before then.

Recent COVID-19 modelling pointed to a "good summer" if public health measures stay in place and daily vaccinations continue above the 100,000 daily thresholds. As always, anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who may be exhibiting symptoms of the virus should use the province's self-assessment tool to determine what they should do next, including getting a test and isolating if necessary.

The data is based on 20,262 tests.

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