Below are links to information and advice from official authorities regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak. The information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. Below are trusted sources for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. novel coronavirus.
PROVINCIAL FRAMEWORK TO REOPENING – STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
As of 12:01am on Thursday April 8th the province of Ontario instituted a province wide Stay-At-Home order that impacts all businesses, attractions and activities in the region. To learn more click here.
Please click the below for additional details on how this Stay-At-Home impacts businesses. Residents are asked to stay home, only leaving for necessary purchases and services.
- Indoor and outdoor events or social gatherings are not permitted at this time for those other than who you reside with
- Face coverings required indoors at all work and public spaces
- Physical distancing must be maintained
Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments
- Indoor and outdoor service is not permitted at this time
- Take out & delivery permitted, including alcohol
Sports and recreational fitness facilities
- Outdoor recreational facilities may be open
- Indoor facilities including gyms and personal trainers must remain closed
Meeting and event spaces
- Not permitted
- Capacity for supermarkets or other primary source businesses is 25%
- All other retail is limited to curbside or delivery service
- Capacity limits must be posted at entrance
- Stores must have passive screenings of patrons upon entry
- Line-ups into retail spaces should be space 2m apart
Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
- Not permitted
Outdoor recreational spaces are closed though parks, trails and waterfront spaces are open for personal use.
ALL OTHER ATTRACTIONS
Please click ONTARIO.CA for full regulations on the Stay-From-Home order.
Please review the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open website for full details and business restrictions.
Respond, Restart & Recover Plan
On August 15th we released an update version of our Respond, Restart & Recover Plan, our map to responding and recovering from COVID-19 in the Tourism & Hospitality industry; this edition more-so addressing the Restart phase. Please click here to review the updated plan.
Our team is continually searching and updating information that is relevant to you and your business. Please click on the pages below for information that can help you now, and into the future.
Steps To Prevent Illness
Our local health authority, The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is recommending that in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus individuals should:
- wash hands frequently and avoid facial contact;
- avoid contact with sick individuals;
- stay home from work when ill;
- ensure to properly clean high-touch surfaces, especially in your public spaces like washrooms, restaurants, elevators and work spaces;
- where possible, consider making alcohol-based hand sanitizer available for your guests and employees.
As the situation continues to evolve quickly, we encourage you to reference the Windsor Essex County Health Unit website for the latest regional updates.
Please contact the Tourism Windsor Essex team with questions or concerns. Our team values the health and safety of everyone in our region – our staff, visitors, and our industry partners.
Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the regional tourism industry. We are a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and selling Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island as a remarkable destination for tourist, convention goers and business travelers. To view our mission and mandate please click here.