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Ottawa, Jun 3 (Canadian-Media): In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario is extending the provincial Declaration of Emergency to June 30 to support the government's efforts to enable the province safely and gradually reopen the province due to the COVID-19 oubreak, media reports said.
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The extension, under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, was approved by the Ontario legislature approved June 2.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said protection of the public including the vulnerable citizens in long-term care homes, retirement homes and group homes is the priority.
Current emergency orders include allow redeployment of frontline care providers where they are needed most, enabling public health units to support case management and contact tracing, limiting long-term care and retirement home staff to working at one home, and preventing unfair pricing of necessary goods.
The Declaration of Emergency may be further extended with the approval of the legislature, as set out in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
A full list of emergency orders can be found on the e-Laws website under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and at Ontario.ca/alert.