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Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30

Ontario has officially extended the State of Emergency until the end of the month.  Legislators at Queens Park voted in favour after close to seven hours of debate coming just before 8 p.m. 

A news release from the province last night says the Declaration will support the continued enforcement of emergency orders that give hospitals and long-term care homes the necessary flexibility to respond to COVID-19 and protect vulnerable populations and the public as the province reopens.

Current emergency orders include allowing frontline care providers to redeploy staff where they are needed most, enabling public health units to redeploy or hire staff 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.