Over the last week, the Ontario government has taken steps to prepare the province for re-opening of limited businesses. On Monday, the Ontario government released A Framework for Reopening our Province. Yesterday, they released sector-specific health and safety guidelines. Today, they are allowing certain businesses and workplaces to open on May 4 under strict safety guidelines. While Ontario still has a long to go before all businesses and public spaces can re-open, today’s announcement reflects we continue to get closer to the stage where the economy can be gradually re-opened.
The businesses permitted to open will include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects. The following businesses will be permitted to begin operations on Monday, May 4 at 12:01 am:
These businesses will have to follow health and safety guidelines including proper cleaning, sanitization of equipment and maintaining proper physical distance.
The Ontario government continues to ask people to stay home, practise physical distancing and only go out for essential reasons. Theses measures are needed to continue the progress we have made in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
The full news release is available here.
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