COVID-19: News Updates

The Province of Ontario Declaration of Emergency to contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public remains in place until June 9, 2020, at which time the province will reassess whether to end or continue goods and service closures. For the latest information on COVID-19 government announcements, please visit City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, Government of Canada.

Below is COVID-19 NEWS updates of importance to Businesses and Customers:

May 26, 2020 — List of PPE Suppliers

May 22, 2020 — Ontario Makes it Easier to Conduct Business during COVID-19

May 19, 2020 — Some Outdoor Recreational Amenities Reopening with Restrictions

May 14, 2020 — Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen

May 11, 2020 — Ontario Retail Stores Open for Curbside Pickup and Delivery

May 8, 2020 — Ontario Supports Job Creators as People Start Returning to Work

May 6, 2020 — Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19

May 6, 2020 — Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19

May 1, 2020 — Ontario Chamber Calls for Moratorium on Commercial Evictions

May 1, 2020 — Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

April 30, 2020 — Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 30, 2020 — Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines

April 28, 2020 — Ontario Helping Businesses Overcome the Unique Challenges Created by COVID-19

April 27, 2020 — Ontario Unveils Guiding Principles to Reopen the Province

April 25, 2020 — Ontario Supporting Frontline Heroes of COVID-19 with Pandemic Pay

April 24, 2020 — Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

April 24, 2020 — Ontario Provides Urgent Relief for Small Businesses and Landlords

April 23, 2020 — Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

April 9, 2020 — Ontario Starts Planning for Economic Recovery

April 6, 2020 —Canada Emergency Business Account

April 3, 2020 — Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 — Ontario Increasing Mental Health Support During COVID-19

March 30, 2020 —City accepting donations of personal protective equipment for its COVID-19 response

March 28, 2929 — Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People with Strict Exceptions

March 30, 2020 — City launches application for property tax relief for those financially impacted by COVID-19

March 27, 2020 — Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID‑19

March 26, 2020 — City launches Buy Local promotional campaign and web page to support Ottawa’s small businesses

March 26, 2020 — UPDATED: Ontario Enabling Financial Relief for Businesses

March 26, 2020 — A List of Known Scams Related to COVID-19 from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

March 25, 2020 — Mayor Watson declares state of emergency for Ottawa due to COVID-19

March 25, 2020 — Additional Police Tips on How to Increase the Safety of your Business

March 24, 2020 — Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms During COVID-19

March 24, 2020 — OC Transpo – Changes to Service Levels

March 23, 2020 — Ontario Closing At-Risk Workplaces to Protect Health and Safety

March 23, 2020 —Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread of COVID-19

March 23, 2020 — Additional Police Tips on How to Increase the Safety of your Business

March 23, 2020 — Changes to Ontario’s Emergency Assistance Program in Response to COVID-19

March 23, 2020 — Safety Check List for Closed Businesses

March 21, 2020 —Ontario Urges Business to Join the Fight Against COVID-19

March 18, 2020 — Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

March 16, 2020 — Three things OC Transpo is doing to help lessen the spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020 — Recommendations for Businesses to Protect Staff — March 16, 2020 

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