Toronto Public Health is reviewing updated measures and guidelines from the Ontario government. Some information on this page may change accordingly, so please check back for updates. For more information, see updated guidance on testing and case and contact management.

Last updated: December 31, 2021 at 2:14 p.m.

Employers must immediately notify Toronto Public Health when they become aware of two or more people who test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period in their workplace. Learn more about what to do if an employee has COVID-19 and preview the reporting tool.

To help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, employers should establish a vaccination policy to protect workers and the public. See information on establishing a vaccination policy for your workplace and hosting an on-site vaccination clinic.

Find out if your business is permitted to open and visit the Province of Ontario’s website to learn about public health and workplace safety measures that apply.

This page provides links to COVID-19 guidance documents that help businesses and community organizations operate safely.

Toronto’s Health Measures

In Toronto, the following directives are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The new COVID-19 variants of concern may spread more easily. It is more important than ever to follow these public health practices and get fully vaccinated to protect yourself and our community. Please refer to our Guide for Residents page to learn more about public health guidelines.

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All business and workplace owners and operators should read the Health guidelines for businesses and workplaces.

We also recommend that all businesses and organizations read the Anti-Black Racism Analysis Tool for a Radically Equitable COVID-19 Response.

Businesses and community organizations must follow Government of Ontario and City of Toronto guidelines. Toronto Public Health’s guidance includes both provincial and City recommendations.

Also learn about the economic support and resources, including one-on-one virtual support, the City is providing to businesses and download printable posters for your workplace.

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Businesses/Organizations Guidelines & Resources
Construction There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Faith-based organizations and places of worship
Retail, shopping malls, and fitting rooms
Vehicle dealerships and retailers There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Health services
Community services
Sports and recreational fitness activities and facilities
Professional services related to research and development There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Emissions inspection facilities There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Animal & veterinary services (e.g. grooming, walking, and training)
Child care and day camps
Indoor and outdoor household services (e.g. babysitters, house cleaning) There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Maintenance
Short-term rentals
Personal care services
Personal services (e.g. house sitting, party planning) There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Restaurants, bars & nightclubs
Photography There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.
Media Industries  / Film & TV
Tour & guide services Toronto Public Health Guidelines for tour and guide services
Water recreational facilities
Outdoor recreational facilities
Beaches, parks & camping
Team sports and live sporting events
Live shows, performing arts and movie theatres
Libraries

Stage 1: curbside pickup

Stage 2: computer access, scheduled pickup and returns at drop boxes

Stage 3: reopening with some modifications

Community centres
Attractions & heritage institutions (includes interactive exhibits)
Events & event spaces (e.g. convention centres, weddings and funerals)
Correctional facilities
Funeral homes
Long-term care homes
Transportation Toronto Public Health guidelines for public transittaxis and ride shares
Educational institutions & instructional services
Employers, businesses & workplaces
Entertainment venues
Bathhouses and sex clubs

Some businesses and organizations may have services that fit into multiple stages of reopening. Always refer to the Provincial reopening framework to understand what services your business or organization can offer within each stage. Ontario businesses who have questions can call the Province’s toll-free line: 1-888-444-3659