ONTARIO Framework for Reopening the Province
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Ontario's Framework for Reopening The Province

The Ontario government has announced a gradual staged approach to reopening the province.

"A Framework for Reopening our Province" includes three stages. Through all stages, public health and safety will be the number one concern, while balancing the needs of people and businesses.

There will be two-to-four weeks between the launch of each stage to allow health officials to assess conditions before moving to the next one. This approach will enable the government to ensure there are appropriate measures in place to open safely and limit health risks.

Stage 1 - In the first stage, they will consider:

  • opening select workplaces that can meet current public health guidelines
  • allowing essential gatherings of a limited number of people
    opening some outdoor spaces
  • continued protections for vulnerable populations


Stage 2 - In the second stage, they will consider:

  • opening more workplaces with significant mitigation plans
  • opening more public spaces
  • allowing some larger public gatherings
  • continued protections for vulnerable populations


Stage 3 - In the final stage, they will consider:

  • opening all workplaces responsibly
  • relaxing restrictions on public gatherings
  • continued protections for vulnerable populations


The Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee will support Ontario’s recovery efforts by consulting Ontarians and developing a plan to stimulate economic growth and job creation, while maintaining the health and safety of the people of Ontario.

Committee Chair: Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance
Committee Vice Chair: Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade








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