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The Belleville Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring that Belleville's business community has the resources and information needed during these challenging times.   We will publish information from the City of Belleville, Public Health, Quinte Waste Solutions and other local organizations.   

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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA:  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan:  Support for Canadians and Businesses including Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), Business Credit Availablity Program (BCAP), Emergency Business Account (CEBA), CERB for self-employed individuals and more information on federal support programs.

Visit Canadian Business Resilience Network for information on reopening, tips and advice, links to financial support programs and assistance for your recovery.

EASY CHECK LIST - what support programs best fit your business? 

Canada Revenue Agency - Quick Links

DOWNLOAD the Canada Business App, from the federal government.  It is easy to navigate government services, get recommendations tailored to your business, set up personalized notifications and find the answers you need to start up, scale up and access new markets.

GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO: Visit dedicated website for updates 

Guide for developing Workplace Safety Plan published June 16

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.  Find sector-specific guidelines and posters.

Emergency order extended to July 29.  See details on what those orders include in the press release dated July 16.

Frontline and business:  Would a change to a rule or regulation help your business survive during COVID-19?  Make your request official through an easy-to-use form.  READ MORE

Ontario Needs Supplies:  Businesses and organizations who can supply emergency products and innovative solutions to support the government’s response to COVID-19 can visit Ontario.ca/OntarioTogether.

Ministry of Economic Devlopment, Job Creation and Trade asking for feedback from small business to help develop a Small Business Success strategy by conducting consultations online and in person. Closing date Sept. 1, 2020.    READ MORE on the goals of the consultations and how to participate.

LATEST NEWS:

CEWS program to be extended (July 17)

Emergency orders extended to July 29.   READ press release here. (July 16)

HPEPH updates instruction to have a policy in place to prohibit persons from entering or remaining if the person is not wearing a non-medical mask or face covering (July 10) HPEPH Update

Ontario is taking the first step in a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery (July 8)

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens (July 7)

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade issued a statement on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): (July 2)

Rent Assistance Program extended to July (June 29)

CEBA Loan eligibility expanded (June 26)

Deadline to recall laid-off workers extended (June 23)

Declaration of Emergency extended until July 15 (June 24)

Commercial evictions on pause (June 18)

It has been three months since declaration of emergency (June 17)

Ontarians encouraged to establish social circles of up to 10 people (June 12)

Belleville begins to reopen with Stage 2.  Read the release from the province (June 11)

Emergency orders extended until June 19.  Get the list (June 8)

COVID-19 testing expanded for general public, frontline workers, first responders and workplace (May 29)

Prime Minister announces expansion of support for workers and small businesses (May 19)

Additional workplaces can reopen but must follow public health guidelines (May 14)

Declaration of Emergency extended to June 2 while the economy gradually reopens. (May 12)

Update on support for seniors (May 12)

Ontario government allows retail stores with a street entrance to offer curbside pickup and delivery. (May 11)

Ontario continues to prepare for the next phase of restarting the economy (May 8)

Restrictions eased on some retailers, with garden centres opening on Friday, hardware and safety supply stores on Saturday.  (May 6)

Ontario's emergency order extended. (May 6)

Ontario expands virtual mental health services (May 5)

Update on federal support measures for agricultural and agri-food industry (May 5)

Ontario significantly increases daily lab testing (May 4)

Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines (May 1)

Ontario provides Guidance Documents for Workplaces during COVID-19 outbreak for more than 60 sectors. (Apr. 30)

Ontario launches new website to help businesses overcome the unique challenges they now face.  The province is prepared to allow temporary changes to the rules and regulations in order to remove barriers that are hindering business and negatively impacting the supply chain.  READ release (Apr. 28)

Canada's First Ministers released a joint statement that includs a set of common principles for restarting the economy, acknowledging the need for a gradual approach (Apr. 28)

Ontario economy will reopen in stages (Apr. 27)

Urgent relief for small businesses and landlords announced by the province (Apr. 24)

MP Neil Ellis offers an update on support measures for non-profit organizations and businesses including the wage subsidy.  (Apr. 21)

Health Experts say the COVID-19 outbreak has likely peaked in Ontario.  Social distancing still needed to prevent further spread. (Apr. 20)

Update on support measures that will be made available to a variety of business sectors (Apr. 17)

Expansion of the CEBA and rent relief is on the horizon (Apr. 16)

Ontario extends Declaration of Emergency for a further 28 days.  (Apr. 14)

Federal support for food banks (Apr. 9)

Details on 75% Wage Subsidy (Apr. 8)

Grocery stores and pharmacies to close for two days this weekend. (Apr 8)

Ontario strengthening victim services in Bay of Quinte (Apr. 6)

List of Essential Businesses - updated April 3 (enforced April 4)

Ontario provides full transparecy by releasing COVID-19 modelling (Apr. 3)

Ontario supports trucking sector for keeping goods moving (Apr 2)

UPDATE: Federal support measures for business (Apr 2)

Ontario extends emergency declaration to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Mar 30)

Ontario enhancing public reporting with dedicated website (Mar 30)

Ontario prohibits gatherings of more than five people with strict exceptions.  Stronger action is required to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Mar 28)

Ontario protecting consumers from price gouging with offenders facing fines of up to $500,000 for charging unfair prices on necessary goods. (Mar 28)

Prime Minister announces support for small businesses facing impacts of COVID-19 (Mar 27)

WSIB defers payments from business until August.  (Mar 26)

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is announcing a number of temporary measures to support Ontarians and businesses that have been significantly impacted by the spread of COVID-19. This includes licensed restaurants and bars can sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders.  (Mar 26)

Ontario government commits $17 billion in response to COVID-19 as part of its spring economic update (Mar. 25)
 
Ontario Government is asking businesses to help stop of the spread of COVID-19 by closing non-essential workplaces, and that the workplaces that remain open implement measures to protect the health and safety of their employees and the public.   If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment call the 'Stop The Spread Business Information Line' at 1-888-444-3659.   
 
Government of Canada Enacts Bill-C13 the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act (Mar. 25)
 
Ontario Providing Electricity Relief to Families, Small Businesses and Farms during COVID-19 Province suspending time-of-use rates for 45 days  (Mar. 24)

List of Essential Workplaces - Note that teleworking and online commerce are permitted at all times for all businesses.  Click here for full list of essential workplaces. (Mar. 23)

Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread of COVID-19 (Mar 23)  Watch video of Premier Ford as he delivers remarks and participates in media availability, Queen's Park.
 
 
New Government Website Removes Barriers for Companies to Provide Essential Goods and Services - READ Full press release and see videos from Premier Ford and Minister Vic Fedeli (Mar 21)

Department of Finance announces additional measures to support continued lending to Canadian consumers and businesses (Mar 20)

Unprecented action by Ontario in response to COVID-19 (Mar 19)

MP Ellis shares support measures for Canadians (Mar 18)

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