Ontario government issues mandatory closures for non-essential businesses

Andrew Mohan   Mar 23 2020

The Ontario government has ordered mandatory closures for non-essential businesses as the city continues to limit the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

These closures will last for two weeks and takes effect on March 24, 11:59 P.M. It may also be extended as the situation regarding the virus progresses further.

“This was a tough decision, but the right decision, as this is no time for half measures,” said Premier Doug Ford in a statement.

Businesses that can have employees working remotely or through other means will have the next 36 hours to prepare  and implement alternative work operations.

The Ontario government is also preparing a list of essential businesses that should stay open, which is releasing tomorrow.

Header Image Credits: Premier of Ontario

Source: Ontario Newsroom

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