Streamed live on Mar 24, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Tuesday the list of businesses deemed as essential and will be allowed to remain open after 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday was something that could be adjusted as needed.
Ford announced on Monday that all non-essential businesses must close effective Tuesday night, but had advised his government would give more detail on which businesses would be deemed essential and released its list of essential businesses Monday night, including grocery stores, the LCBO and pharmacies.
The premier also addressed ongoing concerns regarding personal protective equipment shortages, saying that various manufacturers have been “stepping up” to provide more personal protective equipment to supply medical workers, including those manufactures that normally don’t make the equipment. Health Minister Christine Elliott also stressed they had the supplies to help frontline workers but appreciate any additional help people or the private sector are able to provide.
On Tuesday, the government also announced the province would be switching to off-peak time billing electricity rates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the next 45 days, saying it will help those who are working from home, and that farms and small businesses will also be eligible for these rates.
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