The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t expected to stop any time soon as the second wave is underway, and provincial and federal officials are keeping their health measures and restrictions in effect.

The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020 until December 21 at the earliest.

"As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic grips our province, we all need to do our part to protect ourselves and our loved ones and keep our communities safe," said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.

"Extending these orders will continue to ensure we have the tools to address urgent public health situations and support the delivery of health care and other critical services, while keeping measures in place to protect vulnerable populations."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until December 21 at the earliest as well. The border has been closed to all non-essential travellers since March.

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