Provincial lockdown to remain in place until at least June 2

As expected, the provincial government has extended the lockdown until at least June 2.

At a press conference Thursday (May 13), Premier Doug Ford announced that the stay-at-home order and all related public health measures will continue until that date.

As well, many forms of outdoor recreation remain prohibited.

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” Ford noted.

In addition, all publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools in the province will continue to operate under teacher-led remote learning.

Beginning the week of May 31, youth in Ontario between 12 and 17 years of age and their family members who have not received a vaccine will be eligible to book an appointment to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, including at special dedicated youth and family clinics throughout the weeks of June 14 and 21.

“Expanding vaccines to youth 12 and up will bring us one step closer to normalcy for our students,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education.

“We are focused on delivering a safe, stable, and well-resourced learning experience with an additional $1.6-billion in resources to protect students and school communities in the 2021-22 school year.”

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