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January 15, 2021 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 34: Stay-At-Home Order For Ontario As State Of Emergency Is Declared

Updated on January 13, 2021

In response to the new COVID-19 modelling data released this week and the imminent threat to the health care system, the Ontario Government has declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Effective as of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, January 14th 2021, Ontario will be placed under a “stay-at-home order”, which will require everyone to remain at home with exceptions only for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store, pharmacy, or for essential work. These measures are in effect for all of Ontario and are anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11th 2021.

For more information on the State of Emergency please click here.


What additional measures have been put in place?

As mentioned above, the Ontario Government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home. New additional measures that have been put in place by the government are as follows:

What businesses are deemed essential and may continue to operate?

The list of businesses that are permitted to remain open has been updated.  Those businesses that can remain open, and are of interest to the condominium industry, are as follows:

For more information, please click here.

As always, a business that remains open must operate in compliance with the advice and recommended instructions from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. This includes:

Please refer to our previous COVID-19 Bulletins on proper protocols and procedures to be implemented and followed by condominium corporations.

Please also ensure that you speak with your legal counsel if you do not already have COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to help manage the risk of transmission of the virus within your condominium community and require assistance with respect to drafting and/or implementing the same.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact anyone on our team:

Richard Elia

1-866-446-0811 ext. 801

Patricia Elia

1-866-446-0811 ext. 802

Antoni Casalinuovo

1-866-446-0811 ext. 808

Ashley Winberg

1-866-446-0811 ext. 806

Megan Molloy

1-866-446-0811 ext. 805

Victor Yee

1-866-446-0811 ext. 810

Jonathan Wright

1-866-446-0811 ext. 603

Julia White

1-866-446-0811 ext. 824

All of the information contained in this article is of a general nature for informational purposes only, and is not intended to represent the definitive opinion of the firm of Elia Associates on any particular matter. Although every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this newsletter is accurate and up-to-date, the reader should not act upon it without obtaining appropriate professional advice and assistance.

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