The Office of the Premier of Ontario announced the launch of a toll-free phone line to respond to ‎inquiries from businesses concerning the Province of Ontario’s emergency order requiring all “non-‎essential” / “at-risk” workplaces to close, effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (see our recent post here).

Businesses can call the “Stop the Spread Business Information Line” at 1-888-444-3659. Help via the hotline is available from 8:30 a.m.―5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the list of essential services subsequently published by the Province of Ontario, the closure of “non-essential”/”at-risk” workplaces, how emergency measures may have an impact on your business or any other COVID-19-related workplace inquiry, please consult our Coronavirus Resource Centre or contact any member of DLA Piper’s Canadian Employment and Labour Law Service Group.


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