Ontario’s leadership have made the decision to extend the provincial emergency orders to September 22 at the earliest, but they can be extended by an additional 14 days at any time.

Ontario says the extension will help give them the flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, and to ensure important safety measures remain in place for those at-risk.

"We've seen great progress in our fight against COVID-19 in recent weeks, but now is not the time to let our guard down," said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.

"We must continue safely and gradually down the path to recovery while tackling the ongoing effects of this pandemic. We're conducting an ongoing review and assessment of all orders to determine if they are still necessary and will relax restrictions or lift orders when it is safe to do so."

An exemption to the emergency order’s extension is within the education sector, as their emergency orders are set to end on August 31.