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Province issues emergency alert about stay-at-home order

Which went into effect Thursday morning
Emergency alert stay-at-home order
Screenshot of the alert issued Jan. 14, 2021

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.

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