The Ontario Government has released a revised, shorter, list of businesses/workplaces that it has deemed to be ‘essential’ and therefore many businesses that were ‘essential’ previously are no longer considered as such and therefore must be closed as of this past Saturday at midnight. The revised list notably impacts those in construction.
Here is the revised list issued by the Ontario government: https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces#!%2F
We urge all clients to review the list, and any secondary materials published by your industry’s business association or similar organizations and determine whether you are an ‘essential’ business for this purpose. As you can appreciate, given our specialized area of expertise, we are not in a position to opine on any client’s inclusion or exclusion on the list at this time.