In response to the sustained rise of COVID-19 cases, the Government of Ontario has enacted a state of emergency and stay-at-home order which came into effect for the entire province as of 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2021. This decision was made in addition to the provincewide shutdown effective April 3, 2021, and in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts.
The stay-at-home order requires everyone to remain at home with exceptions for permitted purposes or activities, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), outdoor exercise or for work that cannot be performed remotely. Accordingly, in line with provincial regulations during the state of emergency and stay-at-home order, everyone is asked to limit trips outside of their home.
Additionally, indoor gatherings are not permitted, and outdoor social gatherings are limited to members of the same household. Everyone should also wear a mask or face covering. All in-person Carleton conferences, events, on-campus video and photoshoots, etc. continue to be suspended until further notice. The Bookstore will offer online shopping with the option of shipping or curbside pickup only. For more information on how the state of emergency and stay-at-home order impacts Carleton, visit the COVID-19 website.
The health and safety of all members of our community remains a top priority. We all have an obligation to stay home as much as possible during the provincewide shutdown and stay-at-home order and to follow public health guidelines and government regulations to ensure the safety of our community.