COVID 19 Business Supports

During this difficult time, the Town of Halton Hills is committed to engaging with and supporting the business community. We are monitoring the situation and are continuously gathering information and supports to help navigate through the available resources being announced through all levels of government. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Economic Development Team with any questions or concerns. We will also be updating the business community on Town initiatives through our Invest Halton Hills newsletter. To subscribe, visit the newsletter page at HaltonHills.ca and find the Economic Development, Innovation and Culture newsletter registration box.

 


Mandatory Mask By-Law

On July 9, 2020, Town Council passed temporary By-Law No. 2020-0037, requiring the wearing of a mask/face covering in enclosed public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Thursday, July 16, 2020. On July 15, 2020, Halton Regional Council passed temporary By-law No. 47-20, requiring the wearing of non-medical masks/face coverings in enclosed public places in the Regional Municipality of Halton, effective Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

For more information on what the by-law means for businesses, please visit Mandatory Mask/Face Covering FAQs for Businesses, visit Halton Region's website, or call 311.


Ontario's "Stop the Spread" Business Information Line 

The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Assistance is available from Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.


Call to Action

  • MICRO PPE PROCUREMENT PORTAL -Local Companies Helping Local Healthcare and Essential Services
    Currently, the Federal and Provincial governments are working toward procuring large quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In the short term, there are local companies across Halton Region which can help alleviate short-term critical supply of PPE for local hospitals and long-term care facilities, as well as, essential service businesses. No amount is too small. Learn more.

  • SUPPLIERS NEEDED - The Government of Canada is calling all businesses that can supply products and services in support of Canada's response to COVID-1. Learn more.
  • MANUFACTURERS NEEDED - If yo u are a manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed. Learn more.
  • SUPPLIES, INNOVATION, IDEAS - Ontario is looking for help from businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support the response to COVID-19. Learn more.

Response Funding

  • NGen's COVID-19 Response Program - $50 million to fund projects that involve the rapid production launch of products in short supply, including virus screening test kits, gloves, gowns, masks, and other personal protective equipment, hospital equipment such as ventilators and peripherals, as well as cleaning and sterilization chemicals and equipment.
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