February 9, 2021
Re: Stay at Home order remains for majority of province
Premier Doug Ford has announced that the Stay at Home order will remain in effect for a majority of the province. Health Districts will gradually transition back to the COVID-19 Response Framework (color-coded framework) in the weeks to come.
The message from the premier indicated that although he was planning to gradually reopen Ontario, he was implementing the “Emergency Brake System” which would allow the provincial government to take immediate action to shut down any health district if COVID-19 cases started to rise again. With the new variants of the COVID-19 strain now appearing in Ontario, the province needs to be cautious in reopening as the new COVID-19 variants can spread very quickly.
In response to the premier’s message, Special Olympics Ontario will continue to keep all programs on hold until further notice.