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Ontario launches Stop the Spread Business Information Line

March 25, 2020 | By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk

The province has launched a toll-free information line to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s decision to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

On Monday, the province released an emergency order to close at-risk and non-essential workplaces, allowing employees to work from home. The government also reminded businesses to put protocols in place for physical distancing and regular hand-washing, in order to protect the health and safety of employees, as well as the public.

Businesses who have questions about closures or how emergency measures impact their business are invited to call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. Help is available seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

A complete list of essential services is available on the Government of Ontario website.


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