Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce a new four-week stay-at-home order to take effect Thursday.
The Ontario government said in this afternoon's press conference that vaccinations will start for education workers in Toronto and Peel over the April break (April 12-19).
This news comes as calls for the Ontario government to vaccinate education workers grow louder.More news: U.S. President Biden expresses optimism in COVID-19 battle
Mayor John Tory and other Toronto officials are set to hold a COVID-19 update at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, a day after moving to shutter all schools in a bid to curb new infections.
Regions will be selected based on patterns of transmission, severe illness and mortality from COVID-19.
The province says mobile teams will deliver vaccines in congregate settings, residential buildings, faith-based centres and large employers in areas hit hard by the virus. Ford says they will be announcing more restrictions to hot spot areas in the coming days. "It was absolutely jam-packed and I truly was hoping that people wouldn't be going in there at the volume that we saw". "We're going into places of worship, we're going into companies, we're going into neighborhoods, and we're focusing on those neighborhoods".More news: BC health officials report 1,889 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday
However, schools will remain open, with the exception of Peel Region, Toronto, and Guelph public health units, who have all made the decision to close schools for two weeks.
"Booking eligibility will be extended to include individuals aged 50 and over for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at mass immunization clinics in high-risk areas as identified by postal code, using the provincial booking system", the province said.More news: Jordan says Prince Hamzah's circle aimed to destabilize security