Messages to encourage Ontarians to stay at home

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The Ontario government is working to remind Ontarians to stay at home order and to avoid unnecessary travel abroad, using tools like provincial network signs and transit communications systems.

“We are asking everyone to help contain this deadly virus by simply staying home as much as possible and following the public health guidelines,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation in a statement.

“We know people have made tremendous sacrifices so far during this pandemic, but with vaccines now available, there is hope that we will soon be able to return to a normal life. But until everyone is immunized, please stay home, stay safe and save lives.”

To support the Stay-At-Home Order, customers on Ontario Northland will receive a reminder when booking travel to stay home and only travel when necessary. This is in addition to safety messages on 210 signs across the provincial highway network, 20 ONroute locations and on Wolfe Island and Glenora ferries and terminals. The province is also working with municipal transit providers to remind passengers of the Stay-At-Home order.

“Public transit systems across Ontario have gone to great lengths throughout this pandemic to provide safe and efficient travel, particularly for our frontline workers who rely on transit to get to where they’re needed most,” said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA). “Although our public transit systems continue to operate, our strong message to the general public is to stay home and avoid travel unless it is absolutely necessary.”

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