COVID-19 Updates & Supports

COVID-19 Business Update & Support

STATE OF EMERGENCY
Ontario extends all emergency orders until June 30. Read more here.

BUSINESS RESOURCE UPDATES

Huron County Recovery Team
The County of Huron has been proactively preparing for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of initiatives developed by the County of Huron Recovery Team. This team was created to provide support where it is needed for the community by helping people get back to work in healthy and safe environments and encouraging citizens to make local purchases and support local business.
 
Read more here.
 
Ontario and Canada Helping Small Businesses Go Digital
Last week, the Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government announced a new program that will help small businesses reach more customers through the Digital Main Street platform. It is a $57-million program which will help up to 22,900 Ontario businesses create and enhance their online presence and generate jobs for more than 1,400 students.
Digital Main Street has three new programs to support businesses across Ontario:
  • DMS ShopHERE: a program that provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away.
  • DMS Ontario Grants Program: providing main street businesses with $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants, and municipalities / local communities with grants to implement a Digital Service Squad.
  • DMS Future Proofing Main Street: is a program that assists businesses with identifying new markets, pivoting their business model, and developing and implementing a deep digital transformation plan. 
Learn more here.

RE-OPENING GUIDELINES, TOOLKITS & GLOBAL PROTOCOLS
Reopening guidelines and resources available for different sectors. Below is a list of documents available.

General Business
RV and Camping
Golfing 
Events and Attractions
Workplaces
Boating & Marinas
Hotels
Restaurants
Retail
Events & Attractions
Beauty Services
Photographers:
Global Protocols ​​

LOCAL PPE SUPPLIERS
If your business in need of personal protective equipment (PPE), a number of Huron County-based businesses have you covered.

 
HURON-PERTH PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT
For up-to-date information about Covid-19 in Huron County, check out the Huron-Perth Public Health Unit

CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE PLAN
For the most up-to-date information on Canada’s response plan for businesses and individuals, check out the Government of Canada website.