Today, the Government of Ontario announced it is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses in the province to help deal with the spread of COVID-19. The order will be effective Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place for at least 14 days.
The province will release the list on Tuesday of businesses that will be allowed to stay open.
Businesses that can continue operations with employees working remotely, or through other contingency measures, are being given approximately 36 hours to prepare and adapt. Essential services may continue their operations to maintain supply chains and ensure the people of Ontario have access to necessities, including groceries, medicines and other essential products.
A 1-800 number and website will be made available this Wednesday for any inquiries.
The Milton Chamber will provide you with more information as it becomes available.