Ontario’s regional approach takes into consideration easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so. As a result, we encourage you to stay up-to-date and continue to exercise caution during this time. Below are a number of resources available to support your business as the Province of Ontario transitions through a re-opening of our economy.

View the latest health, safety and reopening guidelines:

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Government of CanadaRisk Mitigation Tool for Workplaces/Businesses Operating During the COVID-19 PandemicThis tool will assist workplaces/businesses in considering risks to employees, customers and clients during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and provide examples of measures that may be implemented at the workplace/business to mitigate potential risks.https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents/risk-informed-decision-making-workplaces-businesses-covid-19-pandemic.html
Government of CanadaCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Awareness ResourcesThis platform provides general health and safety awareness tools to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyPandemic Info ShareAn online platform to enable businesses to  share their  pandemic-related good practices and resources that other workplaces may find helpful in developing their own business continuity plans.The website is available in English and French, and users can search by industry/sector, resource type, and topics.
 
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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and SafetyHelping Workplaces Prevent the Spread and Reopen for BusinessA resource guide helping businesses stop the spread of COVID-19 and reopen safely.https://www.ccohs.ca/outbreaks/
POST Promise CorporationPOST PromiseThe POST Promise is a self-declaration that a business is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Once completed, a business is provided with the necessary communication and implementation tools to educate employees on the five key steps to workplace safety, which were created to be consistent with what has been recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada.https://postpromise.com/en/

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Province of OntarioA Framework for Reopening our EconomyA Framework for Reopening our Province lays out the Province’s approach to the next chapter in the ongoing fight to defeat COVID‑19. It outlines the principles the government will use to reopening businesses, services and public spaces in gradual stages. https://www.ontario.ca/page/framework-reopening-our-province
Province of OntarioStage 2 Reopening: Regional ApproachOn June 8, 2020, the Province announced that it is getting more people back to work and more recreational activities open by moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province. The Region of Peel is not a public health unit that is allowed to move into Stage 2 on Friday June 19, 2020 and remains in Stage 1. This resource provides a framework of Stage 2 regional reopening.https://www.ontario.ca/page/framework-reopening-our-province-stage-2
Province of OntarioReopening Ontario: What’s in Each StageThis resource provides an overview of what can reopen in each stage and where, according to the Province’s regional approach to stage 2.https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-whats-each-stage
Province of OntarioSector-Specific Industry Guidelines & ResourcesOntario has released sector-specific safety guidelines to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 as it prepares for a gradual reopening of the provincial economy.https://www.ontario.ca/page/resources-prevent-covid-19-workplace
Province of OntarioCOVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Workplace Health and SafetyGeneral workplace guidelines outlining employers’ responsibilities and how they can protect workers. Workers can get information about health and safety protections at the workplace. https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-coronavirus-and-workplace-health-and-safety
Province of OntarioDevelop your COVID-19 Workplace Safety PlanThe Ontario government is providing employers with a new general workplace guide, which will help them develop a safety plan to better protect workers, customers and clients. The new downloadable toolkit offers tips on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as more people get back on the job during Stage 2 of the reopening of the province.https://www.ontario.ca/page/develop-your-covid-19-workplace-safety-plan?_ga=2.200088620.361027577.1592221736-935999300.1579714363
Infrastructure Health & Safety AssociationCOVID-19 UpdateThe IHSA has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. IHSA serves the construction, electrical and utilities, aggregates, natural gas, ready-mix concrete and transportation sectors.https://www.ihsa.ca/Urgent-Notices/COVID-19-Main.aspx
Workplace Safety & Prevention ServicesCOVID-19 ResourcesThe WSPS has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. WSPS serves the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.https://covid19.wsps.ca/resources
Public Service Health and Safety AssociationNovel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource CentreThe PSHSA has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. PSHSA serves hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, residential and community care, universities and colleges, school boards, libraries and museums, municipalities, provincial government and agencies, police, fire and paramedics and First Nations.https://www.pshsa.ca/covid-19
Workplace Safety NorthCOVID-19 ResourcesThe WSN has released a series of technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. WSN serves the forestry, mining, smelters, refineries, paper, printing and converting sectors.https://www.workplacesafetynorth.ca/resources/covid-19-resources#Sector-specificinformation

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Region of Peel Public HealthCOVID-19 Related Posters and Other Resources for Use in Workplaces and CommunityThe Region of Peel has created posters and signage in multiple languages related to physical distancing, masks and other personal protective equipment, hygiene and cleaning practices, and screening.https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/resources/
Region of Peel Public HealthCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for BusinessesRegion of Peel has put together a number of resources to help businesses and workplaces reopen safely during COVID-19, including guidelines for physical distancing, adjusting work space, use of personal protective equipment, hygiene and cleaning, sector-specific guides and workplace screening and rightshttps://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/business/
Region of Peel Public HealthPeel takes first step toward mandatory non-medical masksPeel’s Medical Officer of Health and Mayors of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon announced plans to explore measures, such as a temporary by-law, that would require residents to wear a non-medical mask inside public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Peel and its area municipalities in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga join several other municipalities across Ontario weighing the issue of mandatory non-medical masks. They will continue to work together to develop the best approach to regulate masks in enclosed public areas across the region. Measures will be considered at upcoming Council meetings in July. Residents are reminded that masks must be worn properly. Wash your hands before and after you put on and take off a mask. Ensure the mask covers your nose and mouth completely. Do not touch the mask or otherwise move it until you are ready to remove it completely. If disposable, ensure that it is disposed appropriately once removed; reusable masks should be washed with regular laundry once removed. Residents should also continue to practice physical distancing and wash their hands frequently. Get tested and stay home if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who does.https://peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2020&month=5&day=30&file=2020530.xml

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses The Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human-resources or operational-related disruptions due to COVID-19 and any future influenza pandemics. https://occ.ca/covid-19-pandemic-preparedness-toolkit-for-ontario-business/
World Health Organization Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19 The WHO has provided a guiding document for employers and businesses to operate safeky during the COVID-19 global pandemic. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=359a81e7_6
Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre The CFIB has put together a resource page for small businesses with FAQs related to employee management, health & safety and business continuity planning. https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/small-business-resources-dealing-covid-19
Canadian Business Resilience Network Toolkit for Reopening Canada’s Economy In partnership with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce established the Canadian Business Resilience Network to help Canadian businesses navigate the COVID-19 reality and prepare for recovery. This website includes resources to support businesses, including continuity plans, health & safety measures and business recovery plans. A toolkit for reopening has been added. https://www.canadianbusinessresiliencenetwork.ca/resources/toolkits/toolkit-for-reopening-canadas-economy/