Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Premier Doug Ford
Overview: The Ontario government is extending all emergency orders in force under s.7.0.2. (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This includes the closure of outdoor playgrounds, public swimming and water facilities, bars and restaurants (except take out and delivery), and restricts social gatherings of more than five people.
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-extending-emergency-orders-during-covid-19-outbreak.html
Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The government last extended the emergency orders May 12, 2020 effective until June 2, 2020. As to protect the health and safety of Ontarians as the province begins to reopen, the Ontario government determined that emergency orders should be extended to build on the progress that has been made. The government explains that public health guidelines should continue to be followed.