The provincial stay-at-home order expired on June 2, 2021. However, as of June 7, 2021, all measures which were in place under the province-wide emergency break continue to remain in effect, including restrictions on gatherings, businesses, services and activities. You can find a list of the current restrictions under the emergency break here.

On June 7, 2021, the Ontario government announced that the province will enter Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. Under Step 1, non-essential retail will be permitted to operate at 15% capacity, and essential and other select retail will be permitted at 25% capacity. Restrictions regarding the sale of certain goods will be lifted for both essential and non-essential retail. Children’s day camps will also be permitted to operate in a manner consistent with safety guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

The province will remain in Step 1 for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on public health. If certain public health conditions are met, the province will move to Step 2 of the Roadmap. You can find our blog post on the province’s three-step Roadmap to Reopen here.

Employers should continue to pay close attention to the latest public health restrictions to understand how they affect their business. If you have any questions about what the current restrictions mean for your business, please contact our team.