The state of emergency, which will remain in effect for 28 days, gives police and bylaw officers authority to enforce the public health rules and issue tickets.
Ontario has declared a state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order that will take effect on Jan. 14 in response to surging COVID-19 infections that threaten to overrun the health-care system.
Residents will be required to stay home, leaving only for essentials like work, food, health-care services, work or exercise, among other measures aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
Here’s a look at what the new restrictions mean.
GATHERINGS AND SERVICES
SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES
SPORTS AND RECREATION