1. I am a badass and I don’t need to explain myself.
2. I’m not here to take your crap, so back off!
3. Don’t mess with me or you’ll regret it.
4. I’m not afraid to stand up for myself and what’s right.
5. No one can tell me what to do or how to live my life.
6. I’m an independent thinker and will never be intimidated by anyone or anything.
7. My opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to my life decisions.
8. I won’t be bullied into submission – ever!
9. Respect my boundaries and don’t try to control me in any way, shape, or form!
10. Don’t even think about trying to push me around – you’ll regret it!
Stage 1: Exemptions for essential services, including health care, public safety, and critical infrastructure.
Stage 2: Exemptions for essential services, including health care, public safety, critical infrastructure, and other activities necessary to sustain the economy.
Stage 3: Exemptions for essential services, including health care, public safety, critical infrastructure, and other activities necessary to sustain the economy and protect vulnerable populations.
- Rules for Areas in Stage 1, O Reg 82/20 (Last updated from the e-Laws site on 2021-01-25)
- Rules for Areas in Stage 2, O Reg 263/20Â (Last updated from the e-Laws site on 2021-01-25)
- Rules for Areas in Stage 3, O Reg 364/20Â (Last updated from the e-Laws site on 2021-01-25)
**The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
- The person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure that any person in the indoor area of the premises of the business or organization, or in a vehicle that is operating as part of the business or organization, wears a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any period when they are in the indoor area unless the person in the indoor area,
- is a child who is younger than two years of age;
- is attending a school or private school within the meaning of the Education Act that is operated in accordance with a return to school direction issued by the Ministry of Education and approved by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
- is attending a child care program at a place that is in compliance with the child care re-opening guidance issued by the Ministry of Education;
- is receiving residential services and supports in a residence listed in the definition of â€œresidential services and supportsâ€ in subsection 4 (2) of the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008;
- is in a correctional institution or in a custody and detention program for young persons in conflict with the law;
- is performing or rehearsing in a film or television production or in a concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance;
- has a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering;
- is unable to put on or remove their mask or face covering without the assistance of another person;
- needs to temporarily remove their mask or face covering while in the indoor area,
- to receive services that require the removal of their mask or face covering,
- to engage in an athletic or fitness activity,
- to consume food or drink, or
- as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety;
- is being accommodated in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005;
- is being reasonably accommodated in accordance with the Human Rights Code; or
- performs work for the business or organization, is in an area that is not accessible to members of the public and is able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person while in the indoor area.
- Subsection (4) does not apply with respect to premises that are used as a dwelling if the person responsible for the business or organization ensures that persons in the premises who are not entitled to an exception set out in subsection (4) wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin in any common areas of the premises in which persons are unable to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other persons.
- For greater certainty, it is not necessary for a person to present evidence to the person responsible for a business or place that they are entitled to any of the exceptions set out in subsection (4).
- A person shall wear appropriate personal protective equipment that provides protection of the personâ€™s eyes, nose and mouth if, in the course of providing services, the person,
- is required to come within two metres of another person who is not wearing a mask or face covering in a manner that covers that personâ€™s mouth, nose and chin during any period when that person is in an indoor area; and
- is not separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier from a person described in clause (a).
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