20 August 2020 – Orders under the reopening plan extended to September 22

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Reviews; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr David Williams, members of the Ontario legislature

Overview: The Ontario government is extending current orders under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA). These extensions will offer greater flexibility for the government to address the ongoing risks and effects associated with COVID-19 and ensure that key measures remain in place to protect Ontarians, especially those most vulnerable. All existing orders in place have been extended to September 22, 2020, with exceptions for the Education sector (will end on August 31), and the Limitations Period order (will ends and suspended time periods will resume running as of September 14). A full list of the orders in place can be found at the following link: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58072/ontario-extends-orders-under-the-reopening-ontario-act-2020
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/58072/ontario-extends-orders-under-the-reopening-ontario-act-2020

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Evidence/Justification: The extension of orders under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, is justified by the need for continued safe and gradual reopening and recovery of the province, while maintaining defences against COVID-19. This requires conducting ongoing reviews and assessments of orders to determine their necessity. These reviews will be conducted by the newly established Select Committee on Emergency Management Oversight.