Ontario has declared a second provincial state of emergency in response to COVID-19 that requires all residents to stay at home except for essentials.

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The state of emergency, similar to one implemented in the spring, will remain in place for at least 28 days.
Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said police officers and bylaw officials have been empowered to enforce the measures.
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According to the Solicitor Generals office, individuals can be issued a ticket with a set fine amount $750 for failing to comply with an order, $1,000 for obstructing any person exercising a power in accordance with an order and $1,000 for obstructing any person performing a duty in accordance with an order.
An individual might also be served with a summons which, upon confiviction, carries a maximum penalty of not more than $100,000 and not more than one year in jail.
Under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA), hosts or organizers of parties which exceed limits on gatherings face minimum fines of $10,000 on conviction.
Police and provincial offence officers may disperse gatherings or organized public events that are not complying with limits, both indoors and out.
For example, when a group of more than five people from different households are gathering outdoors, they can be asked to leave, Jones said.
The new rules take effect between Tuesday and Thursday.
Ford promised to come down on crowded big box stores like an 800-pound gorilla if they are violating the new measures.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said in a statement that the new enhanced measures exacerbates the inequitable situation for small businesses.