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Information for workplaces and businesses

The province of Ontario is under a Stay at Home Order as per the Province's COVID-19 Response Framework​.    

The provincial shutdown adds additional restrictions that affect the public, businesses, and organizations.

Some of the restrictions include:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings are not allowed, except with members of your household (or one other household if you live alone)
  • Residents must only go out for essential reasons (work, school, essential shopping, health care, exercise)
  • Restaurants: 
    • ​can only offer take-out, drive-through, or delivery
    • all indoor and outdoor dining is closed
  • All open businesses must follow capacity limits as per the provincial guidelines (25% for essential stores, and non-essential retail must close). 
  • Personal services settings must close.

In addition, there are some further requirements for certain types of businesses. Learn more about sector-specific information here.

At this time, the shutdown restrictions do not affect the operation or requirements in child care centres.​​ 

For more information, call our hotline 1-866-468-2240 or contact your local NWHU office and ask to speak to a public health inspector.