December 23, 2020
 
Communication Advisory

Re: Province of Ontario province wide shutdown

Premier Doug Ford has announced that the province of Ontario will enter a province wide shutdown effective December 26, 2020. The shutdown will be in effect for 28 days for the public health units in Southern Ontario and will be in effect for 14 days for public health units in Northern Ontario. Please refer to the following document, Appendix A (page 26) for further reference on the public health unit listing.



As a result of the provincially mandated shutdown, Special Olympics Ontario will be implementing the following measures:
We strongly encourage everyone to engage in the Special Olympics Ontario Healthy at Home program that provides options for keeping your body and mind active during the shutdown: https://sohealthyathome.ca

Please continue to visit the Special Olympics Ontario Return to Program website: https://www1.specialolympicsontario.com/return-to-program/#sports

The Special Olympics Ontario provincial office will be closed from December 23 - January 4, 2021. We will continue to monitor all COVID-19 developments to ensure we are ready to respond when we re-open for business in the new year.

As we enter 2021, we're optimistic that new beginnings are around the corner and that these trials are simply a bump in the road. We look forward to taking those first steps towards re-building our community programs and rejuvenating the Special Olympics spirit around the province.

Should you have any questions or would like to speak with a staff person about the pandemic please email covid19@specialolympicsontario.com or call
1-888-333-5515 ext. 311 and leave a message and we will follow up. 

Thank you for your understanding,
Glenn MacDonell
President & CEO

cc: Special Olympics Board of Directors
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