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. 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:

October 8, 2020 — Ontario Supporting Local Festivals and Events

October 7, 2020 — Ontario Supports Small Main Street Businesses with $60 Million in Funding through PPE Grant

October 6, 2020 — Making Ontario Better for People and Smarter for Business

October 5, 2020 — COVID-19 City Posters and Resources for Restaurants — members requiring assistance to print materials, may contact the D.R.B.I.A. office to assist at members@downtownrideau.com.

October 2, 2020 — Ottawa Public Health is calling on all Businesses to be COVID Wise Together and Mask Up Outdoors!

October 2, 2020 — Government of Canada expands Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to provide further support for businesses

October 2, 2020 — Ottawa Business Journal Podcast: Coping With COVID-19: How employees should manage the return-to-school season and other challenges

October 2, 2020 — Ontario Implementing Additional Public Health and Testing Measures to Keep People Safe

September 30, 2020 — Ontario Modernizes Social Assistance to Help More People Re-enter the Workforce

September 30, 2020 — Ontario Delivers $2.8 Billion COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan

September 25, 2020 — New Public Health Measures Implemented Provincewide to Keep Ontarians Safe

September 25, 2020 — Electronic Press Kit Now Available: Ontario Investing More Than $1 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing

September 23, 2020 — Ontario Expands COVID-19 Testing to Pharmacies

September 19, 2020 — Ontario Limits the Size of Unmonitored and Private Social Gatherings across Entire Province

September 10, 2020 — Ontario Expanding Innovative Mental Health and Addictions Services

September 2, 2020 — Ontario Protecting Transit Riders and Workers as Province Reopens

July 13, 2020– Nearly All Businesses and Public Spaces to Reopen in Stage 3

July 8, 2020 — Ontario Starting Down the Path to Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

July 7, 2020 — Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens

July 6, 2020 — Government Proposes Made-in-Ontario Plan for Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

June 23, 2o20 — Ontarians Encouraged to Establish Social Circles

June 19, 2020 — Province Focuses on Safe, Gradual Approach as Reopening Continues

June 18, 2020 — Ontario Supports Ontario’s Beverage Alcohol Sector During COVID-19

June 17, 2020 — Ontario Pauses Commercial Evictions

June 8, 2020 — Ontario Proposing Temporary Ban on Commercial Evictions

May 29, 2020 — Support for Small Business Tenants and Landlords Now Available

May 27, 2020 — Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak

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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