Today the Ontario government announced that it will be ordering the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces. The order will take effect at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will be in effect for 14 days. The government is prepared to extend the order if necessary.
The list of businesses permitted to stay open will be released on Tuesday March 24, 2020.
Please contact your regular lawyer at the Firm if you are concerned about how this order may impact your business. We will continue to monitor developments related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace and will post further updates as information becomes available.