May 1, 2020

The government announced that it will allow certain businesses to reopen under strict health and safety guidelines. This includes a resumption for additional essential municipal construction projects as well as site preparation, excavation, and servicing for institutional, commercial, industrial and residential development. Marinas and golf courses are allowed to start to get ready for the coming season but are not allowed to open to the public. The effective date is Monday, May 4th at 12:01 a.m.  

For more information and the full list of businesses allowed to resume business, see the Ontario website. The government has said that the next stage of reopening will happen once a steady decrease in COVID-19 cases occurs. Businesses will need to comply with strict new guidelines to ensure occupational health and safety.

AMO’s COVID-19 Resources page is being updated continually so you can find critical information in one place.  Please send any of your municipally related pandemic questions to