It will be hard to use the excuse --- I didn't know about it.
The province used its emergency alert system on Thursday morning, to remind everyone that the stay-at-home order is now in effect.
"A stay-at-home order is in effect. Only leave home for essential purposes such as food, health care, exercise or work. It is the law. Stay home, stay safe, save lives." the alert read.
On Wednesday, Premier Ford's office tried to clear up some questions regarding the order.
The order will remain in place for at least 28 days.
Meantime, Waterloo Regional Police say they've received a high number of calls to 911 on Thursday, regarding the stay-at-home orders.
"We have received inquiries and are doing our best to educate people on the new rules," said Cherri Greeno, Manager of Corporate Communications, WRPS, in an email. "We want to be clear - our goal is, and has been since the beginning, to engage, explain, educate and, as a last resort, enforce."
You can also find more information at ontario.ca/page/how-ontario-is-responding-covid-19.
All Ontarians have just received a text alert indicating that Ontario’s stay-at-home order is in effect, and to only leave home for essential purposes such as food, healthcare, exercise or work. It’s the law.— Sylvia Jones (@SylviaJonesMPP) January 14, 2021
The message is crystal clear: Stay home, stay safe, save lives. pic.twitter.com/yCjHYfejr2
We want to ensure everyone stays healthy during these difficult times.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) January 14, 2021
We will NOT do randomized vehicle checks.
Everyone is encouraged to stay home during the state of emergency and only leave for essential purposes.
For more info, visit: https://t.co/7JABg4xCdB pic.twitter.com/8yKfPsqqRf