It has been a turbulent week for Ontario politics, as several members have stepped down or been removed from office due to recent travel abroad.
Despite this, the Province is reminding Ontarians to refrain from traveling for anything other than essential reasons.
“We are asking everyone to help contain this deadly virus by simply staying home as much as possible and following the public health guidelines,” Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, said in a news release.
“We know people have made tremendous sacrifices so far during this pandemic, but with vaccines now available, there is hope that we will soon be able to return to a normal life. But until everyone is immunized, please stay home, stay safe and save lives,” she continued.
Additionally, the Province is working with municipal transit providers to remind passengers of the Stay-At-Home order.
“Public transit systems across Ontario have gone to great lengths throughout this pandemic to provide safe and efficient travel, particularly for our frontline workers who rely on transit to get to where they’re needed most,” Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA), said in the same release.
“Although our public transit systems continue to operate, our strong message to the general public is to stay home and avoid travel unless it is absolutely necessary,” he continued.
Further, the Province is working with transportation agencies to revise services to meet customer demand while still ensuring the environment is safe for both employees and passengers.
“The health and well-being of Ontarians is our top priority. That’s why we have taken urgent action to introduce additional public health measures in response to the new spikes in COVID-19 cases,” Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, said in the release.
“Under these measures, everyone across the province must stay home to limit contact with those outside of their household and stop the spread of this deadly virus,” she continued.