Q: What is the provincial government responsible for?
A: The Government of Ontario has taken a leadership role during COVID-19 – particularly on matters of provincial jurisdiction. This include healthcare, testing, securing personal protective equipment for our healthcare workers and first responders, as well as offering financial supports to affected Ontario businesses in addition to the federal package.
With students at home with schools closed and due to physical distancing and work form home requirements, the Province has also launched the Learn at Home program.
Q: What is the Provincial Government doing to help with electricity costs during COVID-19?
A: The provincial government has stated that it is extending emergency electricity rate relief to families, farms and small businesses.
Q: What is currently going on in Ontario with regards to the State of Emergency?
A: Due to the ongoing situation involving the health implications COVID-19 has placed upon the province, the provincial government is extending all emergency orders until June 30, 2020.
These orders include:
● Closure of Establishments
● Prohibiting Organized Public Events, Certain Gatherings
● Work Deployment Measures for Health Care Workers
● Drinking Water Systems and Sewage Works
● Electronic Service
● Work Deployment Measures in Long -Term Care Homes
● Electricity Price for RPP Consumers
● Closure of Places of Non-Essential Businesses
● Traffic Management
● Streamlining Requirements for Long-Term Care Homes
● Prohibition on Certain Persons Charging Unconscionable Prices for Sales of Necessary Good
● Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities
● Enforcement of Orders
● Work Deployment Measures for Boards of Health
● Work Deployment Measures in Retirement Homes
● Access to COVID-19 Status Information by Specified Persons
● Service Agencies Providing Services and Supports to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
● Pickup and Delivery of Cannabis
● Signatures in Wills and Powers of Attorney
● Use of Force and Firearms in Policing Services
● Child Care Fees
● Agreements Between Health Service Providers and Retirement Homes
● Temporary Health or Residential Facilities
● Closure of Public Lands for Recreational Camping
● Work Deployment Measures for Service Agencies Providing Violence Against Women Residential Services and Crisis Line Services
● Limiting Work to a Single Long-Term Care Home
● Work Deployment Measures for District Social Services Administration Boards
● Deployment of Employee s of Service Provider Organizations
● Work Deployment Measures for Municipalities
● Limiting Work to a Single Retirement Home
● Work Deployment Measures for Mental Health and Addictions Agencies
● Congregate Care Settings
● Access to Personal Health Information by Means of the Electronic Health Record
● Global Adjustment for Market Participants and Consumers
● Certain Persons Enabled to Issue Medical Certificates of Death
● Hospital Credentialing Processes