Information for Businesses, Organizations, Operators, Employees and Volunteers


Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act - Stage 2 

Find workplace guidelines here! Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace are available to support workplaces to prepare for a gradual reopening in Ontario. General and sector-specific guidelines help to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19.

 As part of the recovery phase, there will be a gradual, staged approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces in Ontario. Visit the Recovery section of our website to learn more about this phase or check the list of Essential Workplaces and Organizations in Ontario for up-to-date provincial information. Emergency Orders and Information from the Government of Ontario is also available.

 Stop the Spread Business Line at 1-888-444-3659 is for questions about what will be open or impacts to your business.

As Ontario re-opens businesses public settings and given that it will become more difficult to maintain physical distancing at all times, the Medical Officer of Health of the Grey Bruce Health Unit is recommending all retail employees and patrons wear cloth masks or face coverings while at work or in retail settings. Visit the news release: Cloth masks and face coverings in retail settings.


Nail Salons Checklist

Hair Salons Barber Shop Checklist

Tattoos Piercing Checklist

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act - Stage 2

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Premises - Best Practices Summary Sheet

COVID-19 Guidance for Food Premises- Grey Bruce Health Unit

Guidance for Grocery and Retail Food Stores during COVID-19

Reducing the Risk at Roadside Stands

Guidance for Multi-Unit Dwellings during COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance for Taxis – Grey Bruce Health Unit

Considerations for Postal and Delivery Workers

Considerations for Work Clothes and Uniforms (April 20, 2020)

Community Gardens and Allotments 

Guidance for Food Delivery Services

Guide for Individuals Providing Childcare During COVID-19

Retail Occupancy Guideline

Cloth Masks and other Non-Medical Face Coverings in Retail Locations

Considerations for Rental Equipment Agencies

Information for Clothing Retail

COVID-19 Guidance for Libraries

Summer Day Camp Guidance Document

COVID-19 and Short Term Rental Accommodations

Sector Reopening Personal Care Services

MOH Dr. Ian Arra’s Zoom Meeting with Faith Based Community

Sector Reopening Photography, Film and Television

Sector Reopening Restaurants and Bars

Sector Reopening Shopping Malls and Centres

Sector Reopening Tour and Guide Services

Guidelines for the Personal Service Sector

Guidance for Cooling Centres During COVID-19

Sample Reopening Plan for Places of Worship

Information for Faith and Religious Organizations

COVID-19 and Management of Outdoor Public Spaces

Outdoor Dining Guidance


Funeral Home Resources

Considerations for Funeral Homes

COVID-19 Guidance: Funeral and Bereavement Services

Bereavement Authority of Ontario


NOTE - Emergency Childcare Centres in Grey Bruce:

Currently, there are no emergency childcare centres approved for operating in the Grey Bruce area for essential workers. This is based on recommendations from Dr. Arra, Medical Officer of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit, regarding community need and assessment of the risks involved.


Personal Protective Equipment Video: Proper donning and doffing

Currently, many community programs like shelters and food banks are continuing to operate as they are deemed Essential.

These spaces should implement infection control protocols including appropriate cleaning and disinfection strategies.

Please note that the Grey Bruce Health Unit is asking individuals to limit congregating in groups while maintaining safe physical distancing (the lower the number of people, the less the risk of transmission) in all settings.  


General Screening and Precaution Resources:


Community Food Programs


Community Care Agencies


Supporting Those Experiencing Homelessness


Personal Protective Equipment Video: Proper donning and doffing


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