Service Updates for Customers

Information for Businesses

Declaration of Emergency

The Province of Ontario has enacted a declaration of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public.  These orders will remain in place until April 13, 2020, when the province will reassess for an extension or end the closures. For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario, Government of Canada.

Below is NEWS updates of importance to Businesses and Customers:

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