Guidance for workplaces (COVID-19)

The Government of Ontario ordered all non-essential workplaces to close. Working from home and online commerce are permitted for all businesses. Learn more about what is considered an essential workplace (Government of Ontario).

Businesses must take measures to protect employees and patrons and operate in accordance with all applicable laws including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations made under it. Businesses that continue to operate must comply with the advice, recommendations and instructions of public health officials, including physical distancing measures, cleaning and disinfecting.

The following will help reduce workplace exposures to respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Workplaces (employers):

If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1.888.444.3659 (Government of Ontario).

Download the physical distancing in the workplace (COVID-19) factsheet. Learn more about other resources for businesses during COVID-19.

Technical sectors:

For sector-specific health and safety measures to protect workers and customers, review provincial guidance documents from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and provincial health and safety associations (Government of Ontario).

Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of credible resources, toolkits, and information-sources to ensure you and your business stay informed.

Letter to employers in Sudbury and districts

Letter to mining companies and contractors

Preparing for COVID-19 Community Spread – Response Planning Session (March 9, 2020)

This item was last modified on May 29, 2020