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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Business Update: June 17th, 2020

Information on government grants, resources, and programs, and how to apply for them, is available here.
The Government of Canada has a support page with summaries of current programs and application portals.

Vital updates:

  • The Ontario government has extended all emergency orders currently in force under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. This extension will be in effect until June 30, 2020.  Today marks the third month since the declaration of emergency. The emergency orders now in force until June 30 are:

O. Reg.

Order description

50/20

Declaration of Emergency

106/20

Extensions and renewals of orders

114/20

Enforcement of orders

51/20

Closure of establishments

263/20

Stage 2 closures

82/20

Stage 1 closures

104/20

Closure of outdoor recreational amenities

52/20

Organized public events, certain gatherings

98/20

Prohibiting unfair pricing on necessary goods

139/20

Child care fees

80/20

Electricity price for RPP consumers

195/20

Treatment of temporary COVID-19 related payments to employees

241/20

Special rules regarding temporary pandemic pay

120/20

Access to COVID-19 status information by specified persons

190/20

Access to personal health information by means of the electronic health record

192/20

Certain persons enabled to issue medical certificates of death

193/20

Hospital credentialing processes

116/20

Work deployment for boards of health

74/20

Work deployment for health service providers

77/20

Work deployment for long-term care homes

118/20

Work deployment measures in retirement homes

146/20

Limiting work to a single long-term care home

158/20

Limiting work to a single retirement home

163/20

Work deployment measures for mental health and addictions agencies

156/20

Deployment of employees of service provider organizations

95/20

Streamlining requirements for long-term care homes

210/20

Management of long-term care homes in outbreak

240/20

Management of retirement homes in outbreak

140/20

Agreements between health service providers and retirement homes

141/20

Temporary health or residential facilities

121/20

Service agencies providing services and supports to adults with developmental disabilities

145/20

Work deployment measures for service agencies providing violence against women residential services and crisis line services

154/20

Work deployment measures for district social services administration boards

157/20

Work deployment measures for municipalities

177/20

Congregate care settings

205/20

Education sector

129/20

Signatures in wills and powers of attorney

128/20

Pick up and delivery of cannabis

75/20

Drinking water and sewage

73/20

Limitation periods

89/20

Traffic management

132/20

Use of force and firearms in policing services

76/20

Electronic service of documents

Reading recommendations:


If you are showing symptoms, you must self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days. Call a public health authority immediately. Do not visit any healthcare provider in person before you have been directly advised to by public health authorities.

It is important that everyone practice physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remain at home unless absolutely necessary. Minimize contact with other people. Wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Avoid touching the face. Maintain a 2-meter distance from others if you are required to be out in public. If you have recently traveled outside the country, you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Previous updates can be accessed here.

Stay safe and be vigilant. The GNCC is here to support you. Contact us with any questions you have.