Effective July 13, 2020, owners or operators of all businesses, organizations and public transit services in Simcoe and Muskoka must have policies in place to restrict people from entering if they are not wearing a non-medical mask or face covering. Best efforts shall be made to only allow entry to customers wearing a face covering. The face covering must be worn inside the business or organization at all times, unless it is reasonably required to temporarily remove the face covering for services provided by (such as eating or drinking).
These instructions were issued under the authority of the provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to ramp up efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Correspondence sent July 7, 2020- Instructions to Persons Responsible for a Business or Organization Permitted to Open under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990 and related Regulations
Guidance on Face Covering Instructions for Businesses and Organizations (including Public Transit Services)
FAQ’s for Businesses and Organizations
Public Signage for Printing & Displaying:
- STOP You must wear a face covering at this site (colour)
- STOP You must wear a face covering at this site (black & white)
Wearing a Face Covering In All Indoor Public Spaces
If you have questions about impacts to your business call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.
If you are employee who has concerns about your health and safety that your employer is not addressing, you can file a complaint with the Health and Safety Contact Centre at 1-877-202-0008.