Shomporko Desk: ”This is not the time for half measures. This decision was not made lightly And the gravity of this order does not escape me,” Ford said. The closures will last for a 14-day period, but Ford said the ban could extend beyond” Premier Doug Ford also ordered all non-essential businesses to close beginning Tuesday and warned that schools will not reopen as anticipated on April 6 as the province races to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Ontario enhances the COVID-19 self-assessment tool: Ontario has enhanced its COVID-19 self-assessment tool, making it interactive and allowing the province to gather data from it. The new tool takes users through a series of questions about their symptoms and will help people determine if they are likely to have COVID-19 and what to do. Health Minister Christine Elliott says in a statement that the tool will give the province real-time data on the number of people who are told to seek care, self-isolate or monitor for symptoms, as well as where in the province they live.