The Canadian and United States governments have extended the border closure to non-essential and discretionary travel for another month. The border restrictions that were set to expire on June 21st have now been extended to July 21st. Workers in marine transportation continue to be recognized as essential but must comply with the requirements to file a quarantine plan both federally and provincially upon entering Canada. The plan is only to be adhered to if COVID-19 symptoms develop.
The Government of Canada also announced this week that a contract tracing app is in the beta test phase in Ontario. The app will help Canadians and public health officials identify and isolate the spread of the virus more quickly and is expected to be available for a free download in the coming weeks.