Hotline helps businesses deal with COVID-19 in the workplace


If you’re wondering exactly what you should do to protect your employees in the age of the novel coronavirus, there is help.

The province has launched a toll-free line  to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province’s recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces. It’s 1-888-444-3659.

On Monday, the province ordered at-risk workplaces to close and encouraged non-essential businesses to get employees work from home. The government also reminded businesses to put in place protocols for physical distancing and regular hand-washing in order to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public.

The line is open from  8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily.