Ontario and Quebec release lists of essential businesses to stay open

Ontario and Quebec have released their respective lists of essential businesses to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19/coronavirus update: March 24, 2020

Businesses to remain open include:

  • supply chain
  • senior care / health care / social services
  • groceries / liquor
  • pharmacies
  • pet stores
  • transportation
  • financial services (e.g. banks, insurance companies)
  • restaurants (take-out and delivery only)
  • hotels
  • utilities
  • telecommunications
  • newspaper / broadcast media
  • community resources / services (e.g. mail, laundromats, legal)

View Ontario list of essential businesses

View Quebec list of essential businesses