The current measures were set to expire on Thursday May 20th.
The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table said this week that outdoor activities like golf, tennis and beach volleyball are low risk.
There have been at least eight cases in Ontario of the rare clotting syndrome out of more than 901,800 AstraZeneca doses given in the province.
Ontario's stay-at-home order will be extended until early June.
He said the province must "stay the course" to stop the raging spread of contagious virus variants by keeping in place public-health measures that are slowly bringing down case counts of COVID-19.
"But if we manage the next few weeks properly, I believe that we can have things in a very good place this summer", noting outdoor amenities would be allowed to reopen".
Chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams said the third wave is significantly different compared to the first and second wave of the virus due to variants of concern, as well as vaccination, with the province anticipating 65 per cent of the population over the age of 18 to receive at least one dose by the end of May.
Dr. Peter Juni says that in some cases if physical distancing can not be maintained during the activity, people should wear masks.
As part of Thursday's announcement, the province also says that as of May 31, it will begin to accept Pfizer vaccine appointments for youth aged between 12 and 17 with first doses tentatively slated to be administered through June 14 to June 21.
A tense Ramadan for families in Jerusalem as clashes continue
The compound is the emotional epicenter of the conflict and has been center stage for Israel-Palestinian violence in the past. Israeli police again faced off against mostly young Palestinians at several locations in east Jerusalem late on Sunday.
On Thursday, when asked about the 1,000-a-day target, Williams said that "I'm looking at a number well under 1,000 and we have to stay there".
"We are focused on delivering a safe, stable, and well-resourced learning experience with an additional $1.6-billion in resources to protect students and school communities in the 2021-22 school year".
"The stay-at-home order is what's working to really bring the levels down".
"We all want the third wave to be the last wave", said OMA President Dr. Samantha Hill.
The province reported 2,320 cases and 32 deaths on Wednesday.
"We want to assure everyone that sufficient supply will be available for those who want a second dose of AstraZeneca or who can not take an mRNA vaccine (made by Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna)", he said. At the time, Ford cited "a record number of COVID cases and hospital admissions threatening to overwhelm our health care system" as the reason for the move to remote learning.
Since his return from isolation, Ford has repeated his calls for the federal government to do more to tighten border restrictions.
Ottawa Public Health reported 115 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, while the weekly incidence rate is now 73.2 cases per 100,000 people.
"On the one hand, we have some doctors, saying they want to open the schools, on the other hand, we have teacher unions saying we can't do that right now".