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COVID-19

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.   

During this time, although the Log Cabin is closed to the public, our staff are working and available to help you in any way that we can.  Please don't hesitate to contact us at 613.962.4597.

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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

GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO: Latest updates in province.

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.   READ MORE on the goals of the consultations and how to participate.

LATEST NEWS: 

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)