Essential Service List
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. We will update the list as more information becomes available
Essential Workers List
The City would like to direct any inquiries from local business owners to the Guidance Document for Essential Workplaces for more information on how to reopen safely. Business-owners with questions concerning their essential business status are encouraged to call the Stop the Spread hotline at 1-888-444-3659. The hotline is available from 8:30 a.m.― 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8:30 a.m.— 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
As a general reminder, it remains imperative that businesses and citizens continue to follow public health directives needed to stop the spread of COVID-19, such as physical distancing, frequent handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, installing and using physical barriers, and using contactless payment options where practicable.
Any members of the public that require more information on workplaces that can safely reopen are asked to refer to the Government of Ontario’s website where the list of essential workplaces can be found.