Provincial status on COVID-19

Update on November 25, 2021

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians are required to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) with proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities.

With public health and health care indicators stable and proof of vaccination now in effect, the government has begun to cautiously ease capacity limits for select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required.

Capacity limits for meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres; sporting events; concerts, theatres and cinemas; racing venues (e.g., horse racing); and commercial and film television productions with studio audiences have been increased to up to 50% capacity or 10,000 people (whichever is less) for indoor events.

For certain outdoor event venues where patrons stand, capacity limits were increased to up to 75% capacity or 15,000 people (whichever is less). For certain outdoor event venues where patrons are seated, capacity limits will be increased to up to 75% capacity or 30,000 people (whichever is less). In addition, proof of vaccination will now be required in outdoor settings where the normal maximum capacity is 20,000 people or more to help keep these venues safe for patrons.

The province remains in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen which requires the use of face coverings in indoor public settings and physical distancing.

Orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act have been extended until December 15. Orders under the Reopening Ontario Act have been extended until December 16.

Orders currently in force under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
O. Reg. Order description
8/21 Enforcement of COVID-19 measures

Extension of Order

55/21 Compliance orders for retirement homes
305/21 Regulated Health Professionals

Orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act
O. Reg. Order description
114/20 Enforcement of orders
458/20 Extension of Orders
363/20 Steps of reopening
82/20 Rules for areas in shutdown zone and at step 1
263/20 Rules for areas in step 2
364/20 Rules for areas in step 3
345/20 Patios
98/20 Prohibiting unfair pricing on necessary goods
80/20 Electricity price for RPP consumers
195/20 Treatment of temporary COVID-19 related payments to employees
190/20 Access to personal health information by means of the electronic health record
193/20 Hospital credentialing processes
116/20 Work deployment for boards of health
74/20 Work deployment for health service provider
77/20 Work deployment for long-term care homes
118/20 Work deployment measures in retirement homes
146/20 Limiting work to a single long-term care home
158/20 Limiting work to a single retirement home
163/20 Work deployment measures for mental health and addictions agencies
156/20 Deployment of employees of service provider organizations
95/20 Streamlining requirements for long-term care homes
210/20 Management of long-term care homes in outbreak
240/20 Management of retirement homes in outbreak
141/20 Temporary health or residential facilities
121/20 Service agencies providing services and supports to adults with developmental disabilities
145/20 Work deployment measures for service agencies providing violence against women residential services and crisis line services
154/20 Work deployment measures for district social services administration boards
157/20 Work deployment measures for municipalities
177/20 Congregate care setting
132/20 Use of force and firearms in policing services
76/20 Electronic service of documents

Revoked emergency orders
O. Reg. Order description
192/20 Certain persons enabled to issue medical certificates of death
271/21 Work redeployment for local health integration networks and Ontario health
272/21 Transfer of hospital patient
317/21 Agreements between health service providers and retirement homes
304/21 Work Redeployment for Independent Health Facilities
293/21 Persons entering Ontario from Manitoba or Quebec
288/21 Closure of public lands for recreational camping
291/21 Extension of emergency
265/21 Stay-at-Home Order
266/21 Residential evictions
264/21 Declaration of Emergency
129/20 Signatures in wills and powers of attorney
241/20 Special rules regarding temporary pandemic pay
11/21 Stay-at-home order
89/21 Stay-at-Home Order (City of Toronto Health Unit)
76/21 Stay-at-Home Order (North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit)
73/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Peel Regional Health Unit)
13/21 Residential evictions
63/21 Stay-at-Home Order (York Regional Health Unit)
64/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Windsor-Essex County Health Unit)
65/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit)
66/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Waterloo Health Unit)
67/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Timiskaming Health Unit)
68/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Thunder Bay District Health Unit)
69/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Sudbury and District Health Unit)
70/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit)
71/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Porcupine Health Unit)
72/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Peterborough County - City Health Unit)
74/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Oxford Elgin St. Thomas Health Unit)
75/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Northwestern Health Unit)
77/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Niagara Regional Area Health Unit)
78/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Middlesex-London Health Unit)
79/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit)
80/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Lambton Health Unit)
81/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Huron Perth Health Unit)
82/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Halton Regional Health Unit)
83/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit)
84/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit)
85/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Grey Bruce Health Unit)
86/21 Stay-at-Home Order (The Eastern Ontario Health Unit)
87/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Durham Regional Health Unit)
88/21 Stay-at-Home Order (The District of Algoma Health Unit)
90/21 Stay-at-Home Order (City of Ottawa Health Unit)
91/21 Stay-at-Home Order (City of Hamilton Health Unit)
92/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Chatham-Kent Health Unit)
93/21 Stay-at-Home Order (Brant County Health Unit)

Declaration of emergency

75/20 Drinking water and sewage
52/20 Organized public events, certain gatherings
139/20 Child care fees
51/20 Closure of establishments
191/20 Global adjustment for market participants and consumers
142/20 Closure of public lands for recreational camping
107/20 Corporations, co-operative corporations and condominium corporations
50/20 Declaration of Emergency
120/20 Access to COVID-19 status information by specified persons
128/20 Pick up and delivery of cannabis
140/20 Agreements between health service providers and retirement homes
89/20 Traffic management
104/20 Closure of outdoor recreational amenities
106/20 Extensions and renewals of order
205/20 Education sector
73/20 Limitation periods
Updated: November 26, 2021
Published: August 20, 2015