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Business Resources


Since the beginning of COVID-19, the Town of Wasaga Beach has been making every effort to support you and your business. As we now look towards careful re-opening and recovery, we have compiled special resources here to help your business. 

COVID-19 is changing the way businesses operate. We will continue to have your back and will support you in re-opening your business keeping employees and customers safe.​ For additional business resources please visit our Economic Development page. If you have specific questions or resources that you would like shared please email our Economic Development office at edo@wasagabeach.com​


COVID-19 and Getting Back to Work


 
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*Notice* Mandatory Mask Use While Indoors

Effective 12:01 a.m. on July 13, 2020 when you enter a public indoor space (e.g. grocery store, community centre, shopping mall, hair salon, library, place of worship, etc.) or use public transit you will be required to wear a face covering.*

To learn what this means see the letter from Dr. Charles Gardner, Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Learn more about what the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit has to say about face coverings here.

Should you have questions about the direction on masks contact the health unit.

Should you have questions about the enforcement on masks contact the health unit or the Ontario Provincial Police.

* Please note there are certain exemptions that apply to mask wearing. Please see the letter from the health unit for details.


PPE and Support Local Kits

The Town is partnering with the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce to deliver Personal Protective Equipment Kits in support of local businesses and the Food Bank. Kits are selling for $10 through the Chamber. Visit their website for more information.

  Businesses are eligible for Support Local materials including floor decals, posters, signage and stickers. 

 
Image: Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce ambassador Troy selling PPE Kits to local photographer, Bryan Davies.


Municipal Programs for Businesses


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Sector-Based Resources

Accommodations and Hospitality

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace

ORHMA – Reopening Protocols Complete Checklist

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance for Hotel Reception, Room Service and Front Line Staff

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance for Hotel Housekeeping and Laundry Employees

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Tourism and Hospitality Sector

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Sales Associates, Customer Service/Marketing Representatives

Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario​ – COVID-19 Best Practices, Health & Safety Protocols

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Restaurant Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance for Curbside Pickup and Delivery Services

Ontario Government – Restaurant & Food Services Health & Safety During COVID-19

ORHMA – DineSafe – A Practical Guide for Reopening and Creating Guest & Staff Comfort​​​

Ontario Ministry of Health - Guidance for Food Premises​​

South Georgian Bay Tourism​ - Shop Safely Poster #InThisTogether

Arts, Culture, Festivals and Events

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance on Health & Safety for Television Hosts, Technical Crews and other TV and Film Employees during COVID-19

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance on Health & Safety for Television, Film and Live Performance Sector during COVID-19

Ontario Creates – COVID-19 Response Plan – Information for Industry Stakeholders​​

South Georgian Bay Tourism​ - Shop Safely Poster #InThisTogether​

Cleaning and Maintenance Services

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​ – Guidance for Home Cleaning and Maintenance Services (Residential)​​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​ – Guidance for Lawn Care Workers

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​​ – Guidance for Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance Employees

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​​​ – Landscape Sector Safety Tips

Manufacturing

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​ – Guidance for protecting workers in the Manufacturing Sector

Outdoor Recreation

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance on Health & Safety for the Golf Course Sector during COVID-19

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Outdoor Recreation and Drive-in/Drive-thru Entertainment

Boating Ontario – A Guide to Responsible Social Distancing for All Boaters

Boating Ontario – Poster – How to Social Distance in a Boat

Algoma Public Health – Physical Activity during COVID-19​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – Marina Safety Tips

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​ – Guidance for Marinas

South Georgian Bay Tourism​ - Shop Safely Poster #InThisTogether​

Personal and Animal Care Services

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Personal Care Services Settings​​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – Guidance for Veterinary Services (Pet Groomers/Dog Walkers/Pet Boarding/Animal Care Providers)



Retail, Sales and Office

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Curbside Pickup and Delivery Services

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance for Retail General Labour Employees 

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Sales Associates, Customer Service/Marketing Representatives

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – Guidance for Sales and Customer Service Representatives

​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services – Guidance for Food Retail Sector

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – Guidance for Retail Sector

​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​ – Guidance for Garden Centre Sector

​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​ – Guidance for Office Sector

​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​​ – Guidance for Office Administration and Secretarial Staff

​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Cashiers

​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – Curbside Pickup and Delivery Safety Tips​​

South Georgian Bay Tourism​ - Shop Safely Poster #InThisTogether​

Transportation Services and Warehousing

Province of Ontario​ - Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Supervisors, Production and Operations Management

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – Guidance for Service Managers, Service Technicians and Other Vehicle Sales and Service Employees

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Guidance for Taxis, Ride Share and Rental Vehicle Services

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​ – Guidance for Vehicle Sales and Service Sector

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​ – Guidance for Warehousing Sector​​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​​ – Guidance for Warehouse Workers, Forklift Operators and Material Handlers

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​​ – Guidance for Shippinga and Receiving Personnel

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​​​​​ – Guidance for Drivers and Truck Drivers

Additional Resources​

Contacts

eTraining

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​ - Pandemic Awareness Training

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​ - Pandemic Planning

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​​ - Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees​

Getting Back to Work

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services​ - 10 Tips for re-orienting workers as businesses re-open

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​ - Heirarchy of protective controls for COVID-19

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​​ - New tools can help you re-open for business

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​​ - What to do when you cannot get N95 masks

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​​​​ - 7 steps for managing hazards as stores re-open

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​​​​​ - COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

CEO Health and Safety - Leaders can help employees reduce their risk of mental fatigue​

Workplace Safety and Prevention Serv​ices​​​​​​​ - 9 suggestions to help avoid work refusals

Printouts, Guides and Signage

Checklist:​ Decontamination Checklist for Workplaces

Checklist:​ Visitor Screening Questionnaire

Checklist: Post Pandemic Business Resumption Checklist

Checklist:​ Business Pandemic Preparedness Checklist 

Business Playbook: Service Sector Addendum

Business Playbook: Manufacturing Sector Addendum

Business Playbook:​​ All Sectors

Business Toolkit:​ COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit

Signage: Physical Distancing

Signage:​ Elevator Etiquette

Fact Sheet: Know the Facts of COVID-19

Fact Sheet: Non-medical Masks and Face Coverings

Fact Sheet: Mask Use For Non-Healthcare Workers

Fact Sheet: When and How to Wear a Mask

Fact Sheet: Caring for Pets and Other Animals

Fact Sheet:​ Employee Self-Screening Questionnaire

Fact Sheet: Guide to Physical Distancing

Fact Sheet:​ Alochol-Based Hand Sanitizer

Fact Sheet: PPE Considerations

Fact Sheet: How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 – Older Adults and People with Chronic Medical Conditions or Weakened Immune Systems

Po​ster:​​ Shop Safely #InThisTogether

Poster:​ Stop - Wear a Mask

Poster: How to Handwash

Poster: How to Handwash

Poster: Stay 2 Metres Apart While Working

Poster: Clean Work Surfaces Often

Poster: Clean Tools Before and After Use

Poster: Clean regularly touched items

Poster: How to Use Alcohol-based Hand Rub

Poster: Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings

Poster: How to Social Distance in a Boat​​

PPE and Safety Supplies

The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce is selling $10 PPE Kits in support of local businesses and the local food bank. Please visit their website for more information. ​

Ontario Government Workplace PPE Supplier Directory

Simcoe County PPE Supplier Directories​​

Working From Home

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​ – Working from home? 6 tips for setting up your workstation​​​

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services​​ – 7 tips to keep healthy while working from home


Re-opening Ontario

Click here to learn about how the Province is looking to Re-open the economy



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