COVID-19: Reopening our Province

As restrictions begin to be lifted, it is still recommended that all individuals limit their trips in the community, avoid gathering with others outside your household and practice physical distancing and other infection prevention and control measures.


Emergency Orders

  • The Ontario government has extended the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 30, 2020
  • The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders that have been put in place to-date under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act until June 9, 2020. A full list of emergency orders can be found on the e-Laws website, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.


Reopening our Province

On April 27, 2020, the Ontario Government released a 3-stage roadmap for easing public health measures. Gradually, all workplaces and public spaces will reopen. For details on this plan, visit: A Framework for Reopening our Province.

The Ontario government has begun to allow certain businesses, workplaces and public spaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

For details on what is permitted to resume operations, view the information in the below. Note that this is what is permitted to be open, but each business and municipality has the choice as to whether they will open or not, based on whether they are ready and/or can comply with the public health measures required.


For More Information

If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. 
The Stop the Spread Business Information Line Call Centre is currently open: 

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Last Updated: 03/06/2020