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Ontario Announces Second Province-wide Shutdown

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, the Ontario government announced the second province-wide shutdown for Ontario.

The shutdown will begin on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:01 am. The shutdown will last at least four weeks.


  • Everyone must work from home unless they must be on-site at their workplace

  • Indoor organized public events and social gatherings are not allowed, except with members of the same household

  • Individuals who live alone may gather with another household

  • Outdoor organized public events and social gatherings must not exceed 5 people.


  • Schools

  • Supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies - 50% capacity

  • All other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, cannabis stores, hardware stores and garden centres - 25% capacity

  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies - 15% capacity

  • Restaurants - Takeout, Drive-Thru and Delivery only

  • Libraries - Contactless Curbside, Delivery or Pick-Up only


  • Amusement parks, water parks

  • Bathhouses and sex clubs

  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas (includes drive in or drive through events)

  • Day camps

  • Horse racing (open for training only, no races or spectators)

  • Indoor and outdoor recreational amenities

  • Motorsports

  • Museums and cultural amenities

  • Personal care services

  • Ski hills, golf courses and driving ranges

  • Tour and guide services

  • Zoos and aquariums (permitted to operate for the care of animals)

More details are available on the province's website here.

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