Without a doubt, this is a very challenging time for our Downtown businesses and the community. Our staff is working hard to support you during this time of uneasiness and social distancing. Please continue to check back on this page for more information as it becomes available.
Ontario Orders the Mandatory Closure of All Non-Essential Workplaces to Fight Spread
"To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government will order the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. A full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open will be released tomorrow."
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COVID-19 Impact to BIA Communities Survey
We are asking businesses to complete the short survey below to better understand the impacts COVID-19 has had on your business community: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8MDPC9G
A Statement from the WRPS:
The Waterloo Regional Police Service continues to offer essential service to the community.
We understand business owners may be feeling anxious at this time of uncertainty. We want to reassure you that it is business as usual for us and officers will remain on patrol throughout Waterloo Region responding to calls for service.
This is a time when our community needs to come together, to help each other, and to watch out for one another. We remind business owners and residents of this community to report any suspicious activity or individuals to police.
City of Kitchener
Keeping Downtown Clean
Due to Public Health concerns, Clean Team 1, 2 and the Downtown Organic Waste Diversion Pilot Program have been placed on a temporary hold. If you have any questions please reach out.
Region of Waterloo
Other links you may find helpful...
Business Development Bank of Canada
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Resources for your business
Employment Insurance and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety
Export Development Canada
Government of Canada
International Economic Development Council
Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Ministry of Health
World Health Organization COVID-19