May 14th Update - Province Reopening Stage 1
Working with our Partners Continued collaboration with our partners is essential for the effective reopening of our communities and the launch of the economic recovery process. The Ontario Jobs and Recovery Committee will continue to meet with a diverse range of people across all regions and sectors of the province. Ontario will work closely with its municipal partners to understand the unique impacts of COVID-19 on each community, as well as what they need to succeed as the province continues to make progress on the recovery.
The province is soliciting additional actions and measures that can be taken to further protect and support vulnerable people and staff in high-risk settings as we work to reopen the province in stages.
The government will also work collaboratively with faith communities and the wedding industry to develop guidance that may enable safe gatherings for these events, including wedding ceremonies and religious occasions.
Visit ontario.ca/reopen to provide your ideas about the restart and recovery phase.
A Path to Recovery The path to recovery depends on our continued efforts in stopping the spread of this virus and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances on the ground. It is more important than ever to follow public health advice. Working from home and staying home when ill continue to be crucial to stopping this pandemic. Until COVID-19 is behind us, each of us must take simple yet critical steps to reduce exposure and protect each other, such as physical distancing, frequent hand washing and covering a cough or sneeze. If everyone across the province keeps doing their part, we will persevere in the fight against this virus and emerge ready for a strong recovery.
Additional Resources • Find workplace safety guidance documents to prepare for reopening. • Learn more about A Framework for Reopening our Province. • Learn more about the first phase of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. • Learn more about the COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People. • Learn more about the COVID-19 Action Plan for Protecting Long-Term Care Homes. • Provide your input on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the next phase of Ontario’s Action Plan. • Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the government continues to protect people from COVID-19.