Ontario Limit Gatherings to 5 People Due to COVID-19

Ontario government has issued a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people. This order replaces a previous emergency order which prohibits organized public events of over 50 people.

“If we are going to stop the spread of COVID-19 now and keep our communities safe, we need to take extraordinary measures to ensure physical distancing,” said Premier Doug Ford. “I strongly encourage everyone to do the responsible thing and stay home unless absolutely necessary. I can assure everyone that we will do everything in our power to stop this virus in its tracks.”

5 PEOPLE LIMIT THIS APPLIES TO:

  • Organized public events include parades, events including weddings, social gatherings and communal services within places of worship.

5 PEOPLE LIMIT DOES NOT APPLY TO:

  • Private households with five people or more.
  • Operating child care centres supporting frontline health care workers and first responders provided the number of persons at each centre does not exceed 50 people.
  • Funerals would be permitted to proceed with up to 10 people at one time.

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