COVID-19 Resources

The Town of Caledon is committed to supporting local business during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As of July 16, 2021 the Province of Ontario enters Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Read the media release

Peel Public Health

Guidance and resources:

Public Health: Business

Ontario Reopens: Health & Safety Guidance for Region of Peel Employers

View the webinar recorded on July 14th with Dr. Lawrence Loh – Medical Officer of Health and Jonathan Borrelli – Employment and Labour Lawyer.

 

Assistance Programs

 Government of Canada Funding Programs

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

This subsidy provides a direct rent and mortgage subsidy of up to 65% of eligible expenses to qualifying businesses, charities and non-profits, and up to 90% with added lockdown support. This support is available directly to tenants. Learn more.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

A subsidy to cover up to 75% of an employee's wages for qualifying eligible employers to keep and re-hire employees and avoid layoffs. Learn more.

Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario delivers programs and services to support innovation and economic growth in southern Ontario. Learn more about:

Full list from FEDDEV

Government of Canada

Full list of programs and subsidies available from the Government of Canada to support businesses affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Canada

 Province of Ontario Funding Programs

Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program

A program providing grants to eligible businesses that had to temporarily close or significantly restrict services due to modified Stage 2 health measures. Learn more.

Government of Ontario

A provincial webpage providing information and advice to help business navigate the economy during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Ontario 


Get your business online!

Take advantage of free support from the Digital Main Street program:

digitalmainstreet.ca/shopHERE

Digital Main Street Shop Here program


News and Information

 Government of Canada

The latest information and updates from the Government of Canada.

Canada.ca/coronavirus

 Government of Ontario

Get the latest case data and updates, learn how to protect yourself and others and get advice on what to do next if you think you might have COVID-19.

COVID-19 Ontario

 Region of Peel

View the latest case numbers and public health guidelines. 

peelregion.ca/coronavirus 

 Town of Caledon

Check out the latest information from the Town of Caledon.

caledon.ca/coronavirus


Training and Events

Take advantage of free online webinars and training.

Business events


Resources 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Find a PPE supplier here:

Ontario.ca/ppe

Rapid testing

Peel Public Health provides guidance on the process for rapid testing in the workplace and what to do if a positive case is detected. Learn more.

Rapid test kits may be ordered online from the Province of Ontario.

Order rapid test kits

 Safety Plan

Learn how to develop a safety plan for your business.

Develop your safety plan 

Capacity calculator and contact tracing

The Retail Council of Canada has developed a tool to help you calculate your store capacity during the COVID-19 restrictions. Access the store capacity calculator.

Contact Tracing

In Step 3, some businesses or organizations are required to actively screen patrons.

 

Restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments

Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments are required to actively screen any dine-in patrons before they enter the establishment (see Ontario Regulation 364/20, Schedule 2, Section 1, Subsection (1)4). 

Active screening means that the person responsible for the establishment must ensure that no patron enters unless they have completed the screening and the result of that screening has indicated they are allowed to enter (i.e. they have no symptoms or exposures asked about in the screening tool).

Active screening is required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and may be done in person or remotely, including by telephone, web tool, email or app. Businesses and patrons may use the province’s COVID-19 customer screening tool to meet this requirement.

Please note that active screening requirements for dine-in patrons do not apply for indoor dining establishments:

  • that require all dine-in patrons to order or select their food or drink at a counter, food bar or cafeteria line and pay before receiving their order,

  • on hospital premises or in an airport,

  • located within a business or place where the only patrons permitted at the establishment are persons who perform work for the business or place in which the establishment is located.

More information about screening can be found on the province’s Screening for COVID-19: guidance for employers webpage.

 

Canatrace.com

Another screening tool which may be useful is Canatrace. It is a free, easy, fast and bilingual business solution. 

Canatrace

Business organizations

 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)  

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Canadian Mental Health Association

Resources (Sector-Specific)

Food / Restaurants

Tourism 

Agriculture

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

National Farmers Union Covid-19 Resources

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario Covid-19 Supports

Mental Health Resources

Health and Safety

Temporary Foreign Workers

Farm Credit Canada “Rooted in Strength” Initiative

Agriculture and Food Jobs in Ontario

Masks

Masks are mandatory in Caledon as of July 10, 2020. As a business, here's what you need to do:

By July 15, 2020, develop a policy (use our template).

Post signage at all entrances (use our template).

Train your employees. 

  • Customers or visitors must wear a face covering before they enter your business AND and while they're inside.
  • Employees must wear a face covering EXCEPT in areas where the public does not have access or where the employees are behind a barrier.
  • Children under two, people who have trouble breathing, and people who are unable to remove a mask without assistance are exempt.
  • Anyone who claims that they are exempt is NOT required to provide a reason or any proof.
  • If in doubt, be sure to consult the by-law or contact us.

Make sure no one enters your establishment without a face covering.

Keep a copy of your policy handy in case one of our by-law officers asks for it.    

For more information, view the face covering by-law