Member Update, June 3, 2020, 12:00PM

Emergency Orders Extended to June 30

In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario will extend the provincial Declaration of Emergency to June 30. The extension, under s.7.0.7 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, was approved by the Ontario legislature.

As Ontario charts a path to recovery, 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.

If you have questions about the government’s emergency order extension, you can always reach out to ONPHA at member.support@onpha.org.