Virus orders pushed to June 30, salons, barbers still closed

The province will extend its COVID-19 emergency orders from June 19 to June 30, Premier Ford has announced. A release Monday says: “Extending these emergency orders gives our frontline health care providers the necessary flexibility to rapidly respond to urgent needs and protect our most vulnerable.” The release refers to declining cases of the infection but also repeats frequently heard concerns that a wider spread of the infection is still possible. As reported Tuesday, Toronto, Peel Region, and Windsor-Essex remain in Stage 1 of the provincial lockdown, meaning that many businesses including restaurant patios, hair salons, barbers and many others cannot yet reopen in those three areas.