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A Further Update on COVID-19 – May 14, 2021 – Government of Ontario Announces Extension of the Stay-At-Home Order to June 2, 2021

May 14, 2021
by Israel Foulon LLP


On May 13, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be extending the current province wide stay-at-home order until at least June 2, 2021. The news comes in response to the reported increased strain on the province’s intensive care units and hospital capacity.

Stay-At-Home / Work from Home

The current province wide stay-at-home order has been in place since April 8, 2021. During the course of the stay-at-home order individuals are required to remain at home with limited exceptions such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing healthcare services, exercise, or attending work where the work cannot be done remotely.

All businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home does work from home unless the nature of their work requires them to be present at the workplace. We recommend that employers carefully review the nature of their employees’ work and require individuals to work from home wherever possible.

You can review the full stay-at-home order and public health restrictions HERE.

Israel Foulon Wong’s Response to COVID-19 Israel Foulon Wong is assessing the situation as it evolves, and is taking all necessary precautions within its workplace. To slow the spread of COVID-19 and for the health of our team and clients, absent extraordinary circumstances we are working remotely until further notice whenever possible. However, please be aware that our offices remain open and are fully functioning. In the circumstances, we encourage our clients to contact us by phone and email to the extent possible. Voicemail messages left at our office phone numbers are immediately forwarded via email. All messages will be promptly responded to. We remain steadfast in our commitment to our clients and would be more than happy to assist you with concerns regarding COVID-19 or any other employment or labour matters.

Legal Disclaimer

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice, which in all circumstances must be tailored to the specific facts of any problem. You should obtain a proper legal consultation in order to determine how this article applies to your specific situation. Please feel free to contact Israel Foulon LLP to learn more at 416-640-1550.