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While our office is closed to the public, staff remain available by email & phone during our regular business hours.
- For general business guidance, inquiries about business loans, business registrations or if you have any other business related question, please contact the CDC at 705-325-4903, ext.101
- Visit our The Latest page frequently for business-related COVID-19 news, and follow our social media channels for the most up-to-date information on webinars, resources, and important announcements.
- The province launched a toll-free line at 1-888-444-3659 to provide support for Ontario businesses who have questions regarding the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Help is available from Monday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Navigating the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Reopening Ontario after COVID-19
- Workplace PPE Supplier Directory
Ontario Together – Help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support our response
Ontario Made – Promote your Ontario made goods. Register your products and use the Ontario Made logo.
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) – Patio Extension Regulations
Retail Council of Canada – Road to Retail Recovery Playbook
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
- Reopening a Food Premise for Outdoor Dining – Patio, Curbside, Parking Lots and Adjacent Premises
City of Orillia
Downtown Orillia Management Board – Preparing to Re-open Checklist
Orillia & Area COVID-19 Business Support
- Support for Businesses
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
- Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Review the Ministry of Finance Q&A’s here
- Help Canada Combat COVID-19 – Are you a business that can supply products and services? Canada wants to hear from you.
Canadian Business Resilience Network (CBRN) – Find the latest information, tools and resources businesses need to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic
MaRS – A set of tools and tactics startups can use to prepare, plan and respond to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Startup Canada – Entrepreneurs working together to build a Canada for entrepreneurs and give a voice to the Canadian startup community
Canadian Federation of Independent Business – COVID-19 Small Business Help Centre
Ontario Ministry of Finance – Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19
Ontario Chamber of Commerce – Information, tools & resources for businesses, including the COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit
Ontario Centre for Excellence (OCE) – COVID-19 Collaboration Platform
Digital Main Street – Resources for Small Businesses during COVID-19
County of Simcoe Economic Development – COVID-19 Update & Resources Page
Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7) – COVID-19 Update & Resources Page
Orillia & Lake Country (OLC) – COVID-19 Update & Resources Page
City of Orillia – COVID-19 Information Page
City of Orillia Econominc Development Office – Community Thread
Orillia Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Information Page
OrilliaMatters – COVID-19 News & Resources