A state of emergency is currently in effect for all of Ontario. To find out how this impacts your business, agency or facility, refer to the Province's document: Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown as well as O.Reg. 82/20: RULES FOR AREAS IN STAGE 1.
The enhanced public
health and workplace safety measures are in effect for all of Ontario and are
anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021.
person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure
that any person who performs work for the business or organization conducts
their work remotely, with limited exception, for instance, where the nature of
their work requires them to be on-site at the workplace. Refer to the links
above for more information on working remotely.
the provincial emergency, the following enhanced enforcement authorities will
be in place:
provincial offences officers, including police officers, will have the
authority to disperse crowds indoors as well as outdoors. For example, when a
group of more than five people who are not from the same household are
gathering outdoors, they can be required to leave and the premise may be closed.
to the provision under ROA, individuals have a duty to identify when a police
officer has reasonable and probably grounds that an offence under EMCPA has
enforcement personnel will have the authority to issue tickets to individuals,
employees and corporations in retail settings and businesses if found not
complying with an order (e.g. staff member or customer not wearing a face
For information about
how emergency measures impact your workplace or business, call the Government
of Ontario’s Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.
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.
Ministry of Health Guidance documents:
Posters for workplaces and employers