On January 22, 2021, after two months of stringent lockdown orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new epidemic order significantly relaxing gathering restrictions.
On January 14, 2021, Ontario announced the start of a workplace health and safety inspection blitz of big-box stores in certain cities. A week later, it expanded this program to additional business sectors.
On January 13, 2021, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services extended the state’s COVID-19 emergency epidemic order limiting gatherings and imposing restrictions, but relaxed some constraints.
On January 4, 2021, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health issued Toronto Public Health Instructions for Workplaces in response to the continued rise of COVID-19 infections in Toronto and the need to reduce the spread.