The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force to July 22.

The government intends to extend emergency orders to align with new legislation that has been proposed. If passed, the proposed legislation would enable the extension of some pandemic emergency orders over the next year. The bill gives the province the power to keep some pandemic measures in place for up to a year, even as the state of emergency ends.

The Government of Ontario declared a provincial emergency on March 17, and the declaration of emergency was extended and is currently in effect until July 15.

If the new legislation is passed it would extend the provincial declaration of emergency until July 24.