COVID-19 Resources for Business

investStratford, the City of Stratford’s Economic Enterprise Development Corporation, has compiled the following list of resources for local businesses affected by the global health crisis and State of Emergency announcement.

Although our office is closed to the public, our staff remain available to answer your questions and provide assistance Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

As we collectively work through this challenging period together, we would like to share some business resources with you. Please share these with your networks to help ensure that your businesses are prepared to manage through COVID-19. Please contact us with your questions and concerns at: investStratford, Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation: Contact us at 519-305-5050 or info@investstratford.com

The Stratford Perth Centre for Business remains available to local entrepreneurs and small business in the City of Stratford, Perth and St. Mary’s. In addition, the SPCB team are offering free Webinars and content to help entrepreneurs find low/no cost ways to build digital resources and revenues during these challenging times. To register for the free webinars please visit www.stratfordperthbusiness.ca phone 519-305-5055 or email holly@stratfordperthbusiness.ca


The following list of local business resources will be updated as information is issued by Provincial and Federal Governments.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from HURON PERTH PUBLIC HEALTH ALLIANCE July 9, 2020 re: Face Coverings: Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron and Perth counties, will issue formal instructions to employers to require the use of face coverings in all commercial establishments, effective Friday, July 17. These instructions will require business owners to implement a policy for the use of non-medical masks or face coverings; including the expectation that people entering will wear a face covering. More information @HPPublicHealth

PPE RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

The Government of Ontario: Workplace PPE Supplier Directory with List of PPE Companies

Rotary Club of Stratford COVID-19 Project: Purchase a Reusable Mask Made by Local Volunteers

FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL RESOURCES

The Government of Canada: Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Government of Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses 

The Government of Canada: Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses

The Government of Canada: Helping Canadians with the Economic Impact of COVID-19

The Government of Canada: Coronavirus Disease for Businesses and Employees

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce: “COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness for Business”

Business Development Bank of Canada: Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19 

Business Development Bank of Canada: Business continuity plan and templates for entrepreneurs 

Export Development Canada: Managing the impact on global supply chains

Employment and Social Development Canada: COVID-19

World Health Organization: Business and Employees

MUNICIPAL AND COMMUNITY BUSINESS RESOURCES

City of Stratford: COVID-19 Update

Huron Perth Public Health: Update on Face Coverings July 9, 2020, Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron and Perth counties, will issue formal instructions to employers to require the use of face coverings in all commercial establishments, effective Friday, July 17. These instructions will require business owners to implement a policy for the use of non-medical masks or face coverings; including the expectation that people entering will wear a face covering. @HPPublicHealth

The Community Future Development Corporation: Provides small business financing in City of Stratford, the Town of St. Mary’s and Perth County. Reach out virtually for more information: www.perthcfdc.ca/contact-us @PerthCFDC

Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce: Serving Stratford, St. Marys, Township of Perth East, Township of Perth South, and the Municipality of West Perth. https://stratfordchamber.com 519-273-5250 @StratfordCCBIA

Stratford Tourism Alliance: The Stratford Tourism Alliance (STA) is a member driven, private sector led not-for-profit marketing organization that develops, manages and promotes "Destination Stratford" as a national and international tourism icon. www.visitstratford.ca
Stratford City Centre Business Improvement Area: Is Stratford, Ontario's only Business Improvement Area (BIA). http://www.stratfordcitycentre.ca/about-us#contact

Other Links

World Health Organization: COVID-19 

Ontario Government: COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool 

Ontario Government: Ontario Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Ontario Government: Ontario List of Essential Workplaces

Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888- 444-3659 Ontario has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to businesses in the province that have questions about the recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Businesses that have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

Government of Canada: Public Health Agency: COVID-19 

Huron Perth Public Health: COVID-19 

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance:  News and Updates 

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