Sector specific guidance

Owners and operators of businesses and organizations are strongly encouraged to carefully review the regulation and determine which sections apply to their sector (Government of Ontario).

COVID-19 Response Framework

The Government of Ontario announced a province-wide declaration of emergency and a stay-at-home order effective April 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. The time-limited measures and restrictions will help slow the increase in COVID-19 cases, preserve public health system capacity, allow for progress to be made with vaccination and save lives. Everyone must stay at home except for essential purposes such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including vaccination appointments), or for essential work.

The current COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open, will be paused when the provincewide emergency brake is in effect. Learn more about sector specific guidance.


Resources from local public health and provincial associations are provided by sector to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.

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

These resources provide sector specific information to help local businesses and services prepare for further easing of restrictions and gradual reopening. Learn about general guidance for workplaces during COVID-19. Learn about Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ instructions (PDF, 322 KB) for businesses or organizations permitted to open in stage 3.

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This item was last modified on April 9, 2021