COVID-19 Information for Businesses
As the COVID situation escalates in Canada and in Ontario, it is becoming essential for business owners to not only think about their personal health, but of the health of their business as well. We’ve pulled together some resources that will provide support during these trying times as a business owner. Make sure to check back regularly as the situation is rapidly changing.
COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open
Find protection measures for:
- General public
- Restaurants, Bars and Food or Drink Establishments
- Sports and Recreational Fitness
- Meeting and Event Spaces
- Personal Care Services
- Casinos, Bingo Halls and Gaming Establishments
- Performing Arts Facilities
Ready to Re-Open inDufferin
Dufferin County has launched the Ready to Re-Open inDufferin recognition program available at no cost to all businesses within Dufferin County.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Arts, Culture, Festivals, and Events
Community Centres and Public Facilities
Food Processing Sector
General Guidance for Indoor/Outdoor Facilities
Health Care Professional
Parks and Recreation
Personal Service Settings (PSS)
Restaurants and Food Services
Tourism and Hospitality
Veterinary and Animal Services
Impacts of COVID-19 on Dufferin County Businesses - Survey Results
The Western Ontario Warden's Caucus (WOWC) survey was facilitated by all counties in Western Ontario, to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on business.
This report displays the survey results collected from 35 business owners in Dufferin County.
Also linked here is a summary of the original Dufferin County Business Impact Survey results.
Find Fresh Local Food in Dufferin
Support local growers and producers. See where you can buy fresh local food in Dufferin County.
Where to purchase PPE in Dufferin County
Looking for gloves, masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, cleaning products, signage, floor decals, or plexiglass barriers? Find what you need to get back to business safely! See the following list of businesses selling personal protective equipment.
ShopHERE powered by Google - Sign up for a FREE online store
Thank you Digital Main Street and Google Canada for helping us bring the ShopHERE program to Dufferin County. ShopHERE gives independent businesses and artists hands on support to create their own online storefront. Click the link below to sign up and for more information.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
"On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. "
List of Essential Workplaces
Ontario is closing non-essential workplaces effective March 24, 2020 11:59pm. See list of essential workplaces for more information.
Ontario Together: help fight Coronavirus
The Ontario Government is launching Ontario Together, a new website that will help businesses and their employees work with the province to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)
Looking for businesses support? SBEC staff are available for small business consultations.
Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT)
DBOT has created a list of resources for businesses to help local businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada.
Government of Canada - Response to COVID-19
The Government of Canada has provided an account of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Health Organization - Getting Workplace Ready for COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) has put together a document with recommendations on how to ready your workplace for COVID-19.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has resources for Pandemic Preparedness for Business, including a Pandemic Preparedness Guide.
BC Economic Development Association
Planning for Coronavirus: A guide for businesses and organizations.
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
The Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has created a Business Pandemic Preparedness Checklist.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
COVID-19 resources and updates from the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.