"I know the stay at home order is a drastic measure, one we don't take lightly".
"... Both leaders talked about how important it is for Canadians to limit their exposure to others, avoid gatherings, and stay home when possible", Trudeau's office said in a statement.
"Essential trips" are defined as including those "to the grocery store or pharmacy, (to access) health care services, (and) for exercise or for essential work".
Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health said the province is asking businesses to make sure any employee who can work from home, does so moving forward.
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Advocates with the Decent Work and Health Network called on the government to allow workers to take paid sick days to protect themselves and prevent further spread of the virus.
Elliott also confirmed labs have detected eight new cases of the highly transmissible United Kingdom coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7, bringing Ontario's total variant cases to 14. Mobility, and contacts between people have not decreased with the current restrictions.
Also commenting at the Tuesday event was Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones who said the idea of the emergency declaration is to have people live by the restrictions of no more than five persons (beyond your family) at any gathering and to avoid any non-essential travel. Wearing a mask or face covering is now recommended outdoors when you can't physically distance more than two metres.
The government has also restricted hours of operation for non-essential retailers now offering delivery and curbside pickup to between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and imposed a five-person cap on outdoor social gatherings. These restricted hours of operation do not apply to stores that primarily sell groceries and foodstuffs, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants for takeout or delivery, said the news release.
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Nearly 40% of long-term care homes have active COVID-19 outbreaks.
Another 41 people have died since yesterday, bringing the provincial death toll to 5,053.
"Please be part of the solution", she continued, "Stay home".
"More than half of our intensive care units in Ontario are full or only have on or two beds left", said Adalsteinn Brown, co-chair of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table, during a data forecasting presentation at Queen's Park on Tuesday. We are to presume the workplace inspectors will be checking receipts. "That's it", Ford said during a press conference on Wednesday.
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Schools in hotspot areas will remain closed until February 10 and chief medical officer of health will provide an update on January 20 on schools in other regions of the province.