After nearly two months of a province-wide shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Ontario is finally starting to reopen.
While Ontario is still fighting the outbreak, provincial case numbers are starting to show improvements, and Premier Doug Ford has said that as trends continue to improve, he'll be moving forward with reopening more of the economy.
At this time, Premier Ford has given some businesses the green light to begin reopening while adhering to specific public health measures.
The premier said all businesses must follow public health safety measures and review workplace safety guidelines, such as promoting physical distancing and frequent handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, installing physical barriers, staggering shifts, and using contactless payment options.
"We are allowing certain businesses to reopen under strict guidelines because we are confident they can operate safely and adapt to the current environment,” Premier Ford previously said. “While further reductions in the spread are needed before we can begin reopening the province, we have the right framework and the right workplace guidelines in place to do so gradually and safely.”
Read on for a list of every Ontario business that’s been granted permission to reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Ontario government said it's allowing the province’s regulated health professionals to reopen their offices amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but only if each profession gets the go-ahead and receives guidelines from each respective governing authority. This includes:
This list will be updated as more businesses are announced.