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Ontario closing non-essential business

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford ordered the closure Monday of all non-essential businesses in the province to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

It will take effect Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will last for at least 14 days.

“This is not the time for half measures," Ford said. "This decision was not made lightly and the gravity of this order does not escape me.”

Travellers need to self-isolate: NWHU

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) urges everyone in our area returning from travel outside of Canada to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation is also recommended for those who are over 70 years old or anyone who is immunocompromised, to reduce their risk of infection and possible complications. These recommendations have been made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.

Kids list

GIANT LIST OF IDEAS FOR BEING HOME WITH KIDS

(for: actual quarantine, school closures, weekend social distancing, anytime!)

Thanks to the Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder Community for the amazing suggestions!!

- Have each kid pick a topic they'd like to learn about and spend 30 mins each day on that topic