Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19


Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Ministry of Finance

Finance Minister Rod Phillips released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update).


The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act Receives Royal Assent 

Department of Finance Canada

The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and our economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic


Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Office of the Premier 

To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government will order the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. A full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open will be released tomorrow.

Office of the Premier
 Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms During COVID-19

To support Ontarians through the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the Government of Ontario is providing immediate electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms paying time-of-use (TOU) rates.

Ontario Significantly Enhancing COVID-19 Screening Measures and Supports

Ministry of Health

With the increasing severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario has now launched an enhanced and interactive self-assessment tool.

Province Takes Steps to Ensure Frontline Staff Can Continue to Work

Ministry of Education

In order to support health care and frontline workers during this COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario plans to exempt certain child care centres from the order to close all licensed child care centres pursuant to the state of emergency declared earlier this week. This initiative is being done in partnership with service system managers and First Nations partners.

Ontario Urges Business to Join the Fight Against COVID-19

Office of the Premier 

The Ontario Government is launching Ontario Together, a new website that will help businesses and their employees work with the province to meet the challenges of COVID-19. This initiative will remove barriers allowing Ontario’s manufacturing sector to redeploy capacity towards the production of essential equipment like ventilators, masks and swabs.