Declaration of Emergency Extended

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Government of Ontario is extending the Declaration of Emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This additional time will ensure the province has the necessary tools and health care capacity to contain COVID-19, while gradually reopening businesses, services, and amenities safely.

Passed during a special sitting of the Ontario Legislature, the Declaration of Emergency has been extended until June 2, 2020. The declaration will allow Ontario to continue to enforce current emergency orders, such as restricting retirement and long-term care home employees from working in more than one facility and prohibiting events and gatherings of more than five people.

You can find a full list of emergency orders on the Emergency Information page of 

Visit to learn more about how the province continues to protect people from COVID-19.