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Today, the Government of Ontario announced that it is taking decisive action by making an order declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. In doing so, Ontario is using every power possible to continue to protect the health and safety of all individuals and families.
As a result of this declaration and its associated orders, the following establishments are legally required to close immediately:
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, is providing an update on the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad, as announced by the Prime Minister today.
These program delivery instructions inform IRCC and Canada Border Services Agency staff on the procedures for new and existing temporary and permanent residence and citizenship applications in Canada and abroad that are affected by the disruption of services associated with impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
To prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, some visa application centres are closed until further notice. See which offices are temporarily closed:
Updates from the Government of Canada
As you are aware, the IRB has been actively monitoring the evolving situation around the world and here in Canada related to COVID-19. Since the outbreak, we have been taking steps to both protect the health and well-being of our staff and those who appear before the Board, while continuing to ensure access to justice to the extent possible.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve locally and globally, Ontario is taking further action to ensure the province's health care system is prepared to continue to protect the health and well-being of Ontarians.
Working closely with Telehealth Ontario, the province is rapidly expanding service capacity to ensure timely responses. This is a critical step to help address the increased daily call volumes and reduce call wait times.
Phase 1: Immediately Increase Resources to Reduce Call Wait Times
Disclaimer: This statement does not constitute legal advice. The OHRC encourages individuals and organizations to take universal precautions based on the most current advice from Public Health officials. The OHRC continues to monitor the evolving situation and will update this statement on an ongoing basis as needed.
Today, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Minister of Long-Term Care, issued the following statement related to long-term care and COVID-19 in Ontario:
The health and well-being of Ontarians, including long-term care residents, their families, and staff, is our number one priority. Ontario recently announced that the province is implementing an enhanced response structure to COVID-19 that brings together a wide range of partners to strengthen and implement provincial and regional plans.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve globally, Ontario is taking further action to ensure the province's health care system is positioned to continue to safeguard the health and well-being of Ontarians.