Date Published: March 23, 2020
On March 23, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced a two-week mandatory closure of non-essential businesses beginning Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 pm. This closure was based on the recommendations of public health officials to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and may be extended for longer depending on how the situation progresses. However, essential businesses which provide necessities to the public including groceries and medicines, will continue to operate. The Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade (Vic Fedeli) is also asking businesses across all industries to come together to support the COVID-19 efforts by submitting ideas to an online portal found at: http://www.ontario.ca/OntarioTogether.
Summary by: Helen Genis