Ontario has announced that a “provincewide shutdown” will begin on Boxing Day and last for four weeks in southern areas of the province and two weeks in northern areas.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Monday announced the province will be entering a provincewide shutdown beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 26. With COVID-19 cases rising dramatically, Ford says his government needs a runway to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine.
The stay-at-home order will be in place for 28 days in southern Ontario and 14 days in northern Ontario.
Many businesses throughout the province will be faced with restrictions throughout the shutdown, including restaurants and bars which will once again be limited to only take out and delivery operations.
Ford also said that while schools are not part of the problem, out of an abundance of caution, students from kindergarten to grade eight will return in-class on Jan. 11, while high school students will resume classes with remote learning on Jan. 11, returning to in-class instruction on Jan. 25.
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