Updated Essential Service List Closures April 3rd

Today, Premier Doug Ford provided an update on further mandatory closures of the mandatory closure of all non-essential services.

Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario Government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people on Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available.

The government is ordering all businesses not covered by the updated essential businesses order to close effective as of Saturday, April 4th at 11:59 pm. This closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an extension as the situation evolves. Teleworking, online commerce and other innovative ways of working remotely are permitted at all times and are strongly encouraged for all businesses. All supply chains necessary for the production of vital food and healthcare supplies are being protected and remain intact.

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