Premier Doug Ford, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health announced that our Government is allowing select businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
By following the proper health and safety guidelines these businesses will be permitted to begin operations on Monday, May 4 at 12:01 a.m.:
- Garden centres and nurseries with curbside pick-up only;
- Lawn care and landscaping;
- Construction projects, including shipping and logistics, broadband and digital infrastructure, municipal and schools, as well as site preparation for institutional, commercial; industrial or residential development;
- Automatic and self-serve car washes;
- Car dealerships, open by appointment only; and
- Marinas and golf courses will be permitted to begin preparing their operations for the season.
In partnership with Ontario’s health and safety associations, the government have developed more than 60 guidelines in response to COVID-19. These sector specific measures will help employers prepare their workplaces so they can be reopened safely and ensure workers, customers and the general public are protected.