NEWS & UPDATES:
June 03, 2020: Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30
May 14, 2020: Ontario Announces Additional Workplaces that Can Reopen
April 30, 2020: Ontario Providing Employers with Workplace Safety Guidelines
- Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak (guidelines for hotels included)
The Ontario government is launching the COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers website to help businesses overcome the unique challenges created by the global pandemic.
To learn how to request a temporary rule or regulation change to help your business respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus) or to submit a request visit the COVID-19: Tackling the Barriers website here.
Send the GTHA your ideas that you would like the Provincial Government to consider via email to Bonnie Medensky at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 27, 2020: Ontario Unveils Guiding Principles to Reopen the Province. (Framework for Reopening our Province - PDF available here).
April 3, 2020: Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19. Please note that hotels are still considered essential workplaces to stay open here.
Mar 26, 2020: Statement from Minister MacLeod: Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Matter - Here is my 10 point immediate action plan for our sectors during Covid-19
Mar 25, 2020: Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19
Mar 23, 2020: Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread of COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020: Ontario Supporting Workers, Municipalities and Retailers in Response to COVID-19
This includes the legal requirement to close all bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout food and delivery immediately. We have confirmed with both the province of Ontario and the City of Toronto that in-room dining in hotels can continue under this definition as it is considered to be a delivery option under the rules.