The Government of Canada is requesting public assistance in preventing the spread of COVID-19 through measures such as social distancing and cancellation or postponement of gatherings and events. In order to comply and do our part to slow the curve of this outbreak, the Chamber has decided to postpone all events through the end of July.
We appreciate the time and effort that everyone has put into planning their events with us and and we will work quickly to reschedule. We will let you know the new dates as soon as possible.
In addition, our Directors have been working closely with the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant, Downtown Brantford Business Improvement Area, and Downtown Paris BIA to support our local businesses in response to this pandemic. Through partnerships with Brant.One and ShopBrantford, we will share resources and supports available to you during this challenging time. Please pay close attention to this page where we will publish, and update frequently, a list of relevant and useful links.
Our Directors are committed to continuing to support you throughout this uncertain time and will have regular virtual meetings, the results of which will be shared with you electronically.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We encourage you to have a look at the Membership Directory on our website and support local by purchasing gift cards for future use, or ordering online.
The Ontario government has announced nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen in Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework with public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions in place. As Ontario continues down the path to economic recovery, decisions on which regions will enter Stage 3 and when will be made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts and based on trends of key public health indicators.
As part of the Stage 3 reopening, Ontario will be increasing gathering limits for those regions entering the next stage to the following:
·Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people.
·Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people.
·Gathering limits are subject to physical distancing requirements.
Public gathering limits apply to indoor and outdoor events, such as community events or gatherings, concerts, live shows, festivals, conferences, parades, sports and recreational fitness activities, fundraisers, fairs, or open houses. A two metre distance must still be maintained at such events. More details on the Stage 3 reopening framework are available by clicking the image below or visiting www.ontario.ca/reopen. Below is a list of the regions that will progress into Stage 3 as of July 17. You can read the entire new release here.
·Algoma Public Health
·Brant County Health Unit
·Chatham-Kent Public Health
·Eastern Ontario Health Unit
·Grey Bruce Health Unit
·Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
·Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
·Huron Perth Public Health
·Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
·Leeds Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
·Middlesex-London Health Unit
·North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
·Northwestern Health Unit
·Ottawa Public Health
·Peterborough Public Health
·Porcupine Health Unit
·Public Health Sudbury & Districts
·Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
·Renfrew County and District Health Unit
·Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
·Southwestern Public Health
·Thunder Bay District Health Unit
·Timiskaming Health Unit
·Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
- Face Coverings Mandatory in Brant County as of July 20, 2020
- Ontario Phase 2 Reopening Plan - MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION
- Brant County - COVID-19
- Information for Event Planners
- Canadian Government - Support for your Business
- Canada Emergency Rental Assistance for Small Business
- Enterprise Brant Available Loan
- Ontario Essential Services List
- What benefits am I eligible for?
- Economic Relief - Government of Canada
- OCC Pandemic Preparedness ToolKit
- Millards - Canada's Economic Response to COVID-19
- Millards - Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers
- Millards - Emergency Wage Subsidy
- Millards - Recently Employed/Self Employed Subsidy
- Federal Government Resources for Businesses
- Help Supply Canada with Products & Services
- Brant County News & Public Notices
- TIAO Updates
- Retail Council of Canada Updates
- Brantford & Woodstock Hospitals Closed to Visitors
- Brant County has Declared a State of Emergency
- OCC Pandemic Prepardeness Tool Kit
- Ontario Nonprofit Network - Letter to Premier Ford
- Pandemic Preparedness Guide
- Crisis Communications Planning Guide
- Business Continuity and Recovery Plan
- Brant County Health Unit
- Government of Ontario: COVID-19 information for Ontarians
- Government of Canada: COVID-19 Outbreak update
- Centre for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Resources
- World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates
- Leading In Unprecedented Times – Three Things to Do Right Now
- CDC: Keeping your workplace, school, and home safe
- Health Canada decision-making guidelines for mass gatherings during COVID-19
- Calgary Chamber of Commerce 'Maintaining business during an infectious disease outbreak'
- Government of Canada: COVID-19 Travel Advice
- Government of Canada $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund
- Canadian Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Preparedness for Business
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employees