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.
Information for Re-opening Businesses
FAQ for Business Operations and Re-opening
Essential Businesses List, Province of Ontario
Know the facts about COVID-19 (Government of Canada)
Preventing COVID-19 in the Workplace (Government of Canada)
Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic (Government of Canada)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses
Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings (Public Health Ontario)
"Attention Visitors" Sign (Ministry of Health)
Physical Distancing Poster
Screening in Public Settings
COVID-19 Guidelines for Shopping
Considerations for Essential Small Businesses
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
Recommendations for Employees Making Service Calls During COVID-19
Considerations for Postal and Delivery Workers
Considerations for Work Clothes and Uniforms (April 20, 2020)
Community Gardens and Allotments
Guidance for Food Delivery Services
Considerations for Hotels and Motels
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
Campgrounds and COVID-19 update for May 14 2020
Information for Faith and Religious Organizations
Information for Clothing Retail
COVID-19 Guidance for Libraries
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
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