Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in Ontario relative to the Coronavirus. As condensed by Sault Business Matters, what it means is as follows.
• The immediate closure of all bars and restaurants — except those offering takeout — as well as places of worship, theatres, private schools and day care centers.
• As Premier of Ontario, Ford emphasized that “this is not a provincial shutdown.” Most businesses can remain open. Supermarkets, pharmacies and factories are to remain open.
• Public events of over 50 people are banned until March 30.
“We must come together as a province,” Ford stressed. “Every Ontarian must support each other … we have the greatest minds, the greatest businesses, the greatest people in the entire world … Ontario will come out of this stronger than ever before.”
PHOTO: Premier Doug Ford declares a state of emergency for Ontario.