Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario has updated the list of essential businesses that can remain open. The trucking industry is deemed essential as are many of its supporting businesses.
The restrictions are aimed at further reducing contact between people and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
By 11:59 pm Saturday, April 4,2020, business that are not identified on the list must close their physical locations.
See the descriptions highlighted below or click here for the complete list:
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.
Excerpts from Essential Workplace List (April 3rd 2020)
- Businesses and facilities that provide transportation services, including,
- transportation services provided by air, water, road, and rail, including taxis and other private transportation providers, and
- support services for transportation services, including,
- logistical support, distribution services, warehousing and storage, truck stops and tow operators,
- services that support the operations and safety of transportation systems including maintenance and repairs, and
- marinas, but only to the extent that the marina is necessary to enable individuals to access their primary place of residence.
- Stores that sell any of the following items and provide them to the customer only through an alternative method of sale such as curb side pick-up or delivery, except in exceptional circumstances:
- Hardware products.
- Vehicle parts and supplies.
- Pet and animal supplies.
- Office supplies and computer products including computer repair.
- Safety supplies.
- Businesses that supply other essential businesses or essential services within Ontario, or that supply businesses or services that have been declared essential in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario, with the support, products, supplies, systems, or services, including processing, packaging, warehousing, distribution, delivery, and maintenance necessary to operate.