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Supporting Business Reopening & Recovery
Ontario is in Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is now in Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place, including indoor dining, personal care services, retail, sports and recreation. For full details on Stage 3, please view the Roadmap to Reopen.
- On September 14, 2021, the Ontario government released regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021 (full news release).
- On September 25, 2021, capacity limits were increased in many of the indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required (full news release).
- On October 9, 2021, capacity limits were lifted to allow for 100 per cent capacity in select settings, such as concert venues, theatres, cinemas, meeting and event spaces (full news release).
Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term:
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. Effective October 25, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will lift capacity limits in the vast majority of settings where proof of vaccination are required, such as restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments; indoor areas of sports and recreational facilities such as gyms and where personal physical fitness trainers provide instruction; casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments; and indoor meeting and event spaces. Limits will also be lifted in certain outdoor settings (full news release).
The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is committed to helping Mississauga businesses during this time. Please review available resources and programs to support your business below.
Resources & Initiatives
Good News Stories & Countermeasure Portal:
Did you know some Mississauga businesses have shifted their operations towards the fight against COVID-19? Read their stories here. You can also access a list of ongoing initiatives that seek business support and solutions that contribute to Canada’s response to COVID-19. Access the Countermeasures Portal here.
Share Your Feedback
Has your business been impacted by COVID-19? We want to hear from you!
The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is committed to supporting our local business community during this challenging time and beyond. As part our outreach efforts, we are asking for your feedback to help shape our response to better support your specific business needs.
This form has 5 short questions that should take 2 minutes to complete. Thank you once again for taking the time to complete this form. EDO remains here to help you.