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COVID-19: Ontario orders 100% of non-essential workers to stay home

Order goes into effect Tuesday night
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Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:23:38-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Canada's most populous province is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says the order will be effective Tuesday at 11:59 pm, and will be in place for at least 14 days.

Ford says he will release the list of businesses Tuesday that will be allowed to stay open, but he says food will remain on the grocery store shelves, and people will still have access to medication.