This means that all public health and workplace safety measures under the province-wide emergency shutdown will remain in effect. For retail, this specifically means the continued closure of retail termed ‘non-essential’ and continued roping off of products deemed non-essential in big box and discount stores selling grocery.
RCC continues to advocate for a return to the colour code framework, which would see all retailers reopened at a reduced capacity. We know that this strikes an important balance between the public and economic health – one that is supported by both data and science. In the lead up to this announcement, RCC has been very active in advancing the industry`s position that a regional approach should be considered which would allow the safe reopening of retail in areas of the province with lower case counts. We will continue to advocate for reopening in the days and weeks to come. In addition, RCC is calling on government for a clear and transparent target for reopening retail – the lack of clarity around extended closures adds too much uncertainty for business.
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Directeur, Relations gouvernementales (Ontario)