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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses


As Ontario begins to reopen the economy, we encourage all Ottawa businesses to review the information in this Business Reopening Toolkit. This document has been prepared by the City of Ottawa, in consultation with Ottawa Public Health. It is intended to provide guidance to businesses to prepare for safe reopening, subject to direction from the Province of Ontario, and should not be construed as legal advice or to replace specific instructions that may be issued by Ottawa Public Health or the Province.

As COVID-19 evolves, please visit for the latest information.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Key Resources and Signage

Required signage

Additional signage

Key Resources

Financial Assistance

Capacity limits

Workplace Safety Plan

Staff screening

Supports for workers

Prevent and manage COVID-19 in your workplace

Visit Ottawa Public Health’s Businesses and Workplaces – COVID-19 Information page to find additional public health guidance for preventing and managing COVID-19 cases in the workplace. For information on regulatory restrictions in place for the City of Ottawa, please see the Provincial and City Rules and Public Health Orders and Instructions.

Sector specific information

Reopening Ontario
Learn about the Roadmap to Reopen, the province’s three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators.

For additional sector-specific workplace guidance from the Government of Ontario and its partner health and safety associations, please use the Province’s search tool.


Arts, culture, festivals and events

Child Care and Day Camps

Construction and manufacturing

Farmers’ market

Healthcare provider


Personal service

Places of worship

Restaurants and food establishment


Sports and recreational fitness