“Stop the Spread” business information line now open in Ontario
The province has launched a toll-free line to provide support to businesses that have questions about the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces over COVID-19 fears.
Ontario has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to businesses in the province that have questions about the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
On March 23, the province issued an emergency order to close at-risk workplaces and encourage non-essential businesses to find ways to help their employees work from home. The government also reminded businesses to put in place protocols for physical distancing and regular hand-washing in order to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public.
Businesses that have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. The line is open from Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m.―5:00 p.m.
A complete list of essential services is available on the Government of Ontario’s website.