Updated April 19, 2021

The Ontario Government declared a third provincial emergency and issued a province-wide stay-at-home order, effective as of April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

To help licensees understand the implications of these new measures, the AGCO is highlighting relevant information for each sector for ease of reference. Licensees and operators are encouraged to read the full list of restrictions.

The current COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, will be paused when the provincewide emergency brake comes into effect.

The AGCO will be maintaining its services during the COVID-19 pandemic in support of the businesses and citizens that rely on our activities. Check this webpage to know what the AGCO is doing to support you and how we are adapting our services, guided by advice from public health officials.

Local Measures

In addition to the provincial health measures, some municipalities and local medical officers of health have added their own regional restrictions or requirements. Licensees are reminded that they must also continue to follow any public health measures in place in their municipality. Check your local public health unit or municipality’s website for details using the links above. Where there are regional restrictions or requirements, all provincial restrictions also apply.

Provincial Measures

General Public Health Measures — Applies to all regulated sectors

General advice

Even if there is no longer a stay-at-home order in your area, staying home is still the best way to protect yourself and others. You are strongly advised to:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • avoid social gatherings
  • limit close contacts to your household
  • work from home if possible, and allow your employees to work from home if they can
  • avoid travel except for essential reasons

Follow public health advice:

  • stay home if you have symptoms, even if they are mild
  • wash your hands thoroughly and regularly
  • cover your cough
  • download the COVID Alert mobile app
  • get tested if you have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, or if you’ve been advised of exposure by your local public health unit or through the COVID Alert mobile app

Close contact, face coverings, gatherings and events

  • Limit close contact to your household (the people you live with).
  • Individuals who live alone, including seniors, may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.
  • Maintain two metres of physical distancing from everyone else.

Wear a face covering or mask:

  • indoors, any time you are within two metres of someone outside your household
  • if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • if wearing one is required

It is also recommended you wear a face covering outdoors whenever face-to-face with someone outside of your household, especially if you are within two metres.

Wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing when meeting for permitted organized public events or social gatherings with individuals outside of your household.

Follow provincial and local restrictions on public and private gatherings.

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