The Ontario government announced it's extending all current emergency orders until June 9 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The province is enforcing emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act due to the ongoing outbreak.

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Current emergency orders include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and outdoor water facilities, as well as bars and restaurants except for takeout and delivery. Additionally, there continue to be restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people, and staff redeployment rules remain in place for long-term care homes and congregate settings like retirement homes and women's shelters.

"We are extending these emergency orders to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families as we begin to gradually and safely reopen our province," said Premier Doug Ford.

"To build on the progress we have made to contain COVID-19, people should continue to follow these simple public health guidelines, practise physical distancing, wear a mask when it is a challenge to physical distance, and wash their hands regularly. If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to the virus, go to an assessment centre and get tested. Please stay safe."

The following emergency orders have been extended until June 9, 2020:

  • Closure of Establishments
  • Prohibiting Organized Public Events, Certain Gatherings
  • Work Deployment Measures for Health Care Workers
  • Drinking Water Systems and Sewage Works
  • Electronic Service
  • Work Deployment Measures in Long -Term Care Homes
  • Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses
  • Traffic Management
  • Streamlining Requirements for Long-Term Care Homes
  • Prohibition on Certain Persons Charging Unconscionable Prices for Necessary Goods
  • Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities
  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Work Deployment Measures for Boards of Health
  • Work Deployment Measures in Retirement Homes
  • Access to COVID-19 Status Information by Specified Persons
  • Service Agencies Providing Services and Supports to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Pickup and Delivery of Cannabis
  • Signatures in Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Use of Force and Firearms in Policing Services
  • Child Care Fees
  • Agreements Between Health Service Providers and Retirement Homes
  • Temporary Health or Residential Facilities
  • Closure of Public Lands for Recreational Camping
  • Work Deployment Measures for Service Agencies Providing Violence Against Women Residential Services and Crisis Line Services
  • Limiting Work to a Single Long-Term Care Home
  • Work Deployment Measures for District Social Services Administration Boards
  • Deployment of Employees of Service Provider Organizations
  • Work Deployment Measures for Municipalities
  • Limiting Work to a Single Retirement Home
  • Work Deployment Measures for Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
  • Congregate Care Settings
  • Access to Personal Health Information by Means of the Electronic Health Record
  • Certain Persons Enabled to Issue Medical Certificates of Death
  • Hospital Credentialing Processes
  • Education Sector
  • Management of Long-term Care Homes in Outbreak
  • The following orders have also been extended:

    • Electricity Price for RPP Consumers (until May 31, 2020)
    • Global Adjustment for Market Participants and Consumers (until June 1, 2020)
    • This comes as the province has reported 26,191 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, May 26. Of the total cases, 19,958 have recovered and 2,123 have died.

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