29 May 2020 – Extension of Public Health Emergency

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: All sectors
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Declaring state of emergency
Level of Jurisdiction: Newfoundland and Labrador
Lead People/Agency: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Overview: 14-day extension of Public Health Emergency from June 1st declared
Full details here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Public-Health-Emergency-Extension-Declaration-May-29-2020.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Decision made on the advice of Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a serious risk to the health of the population and an extension of the public health emergency is required to protect the health of the population.”