Ontario government extends state of emergency until February 9

All emergency orders, including stay-at-home order, also extended for 14 days

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The Ontario government has extended the province’s state of emergency for another 14 days, until Tuesday, February 9th.

All emergency orders are also extended for 14 days, including the stay-at-home order, the prohibition on residential evictions, and the enforcement of COVID-19 measures such as police authority to disperse public gatherings of more than five people.

The province declared the state of the emergency on January 12 under section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

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The state of emergency was originally set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday (January 26). Under the EMCPA, the government can extend a state of emergency for an additional 14 days.

After February 9th, the province can decide to extend the state of emergency for additional periods of up to 28 days, but these extensions require the approval of the Ontario legislature.

Emergency orders under the EMCPA can only be extended for periods of up to 14 days at a time, but these extensions do not require the approval of the Ontario legislature.