Last updated: June 30, 2022 at 9:07 a.m.
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.
This page provides links to COVID-19 guidance documents that help businesses and community organizations operate safely.
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.
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.
Search below for guidance for specific sectors
|Businesses/Organizations||Guidelines & Resources|
|Construction||There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the health guidelines for employers, businesses and organizations.|
|Vehicle dealerships and retailers||There are currently no specific health guidelines for this sector. Please refer to the Health Guidelines for business and workplaces.|
|Sports, Recreation, Arts & Culture Organizations|
|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)|
|Personal care services|
|Personal services (e.g. house sitting, party planning)|
|Restaurants, bars & nightclubs|
|Media Industries / Film & TV|
|Water recreational facilities|
|Beaches, parks & camping||
Stage 1: curbside pickup
Stage 2: computer access, scheduled pickup and returns at drop boxes
Stage 3: reopening with some modifications
|Long-term care homes|
|Educational institutions & instructional services||
|Employers, businesses & workplaces|
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