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Covid-19 : Business Reopening Toolkit

As Ontario begins to reopen the economy, we encourage all Hawkesbury businesses to review the information in this Business Reopening Toolkit. It is intended to provide guidance to businesses to prepare for safe reopening, subject to direction from the Province of Ontario, and should not be construed as legal advice or to replace specific instructions that may be issued by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit or the Province.

As COVID-19 evolves, please visit for the latest information.

On July 13, 2020, the Government of Ontario published 'A Framework for Reopening our Province: Phase 2: Restart — Stage 3' 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.

Operations Signage from Canadian Business Resilience Network - CBRN (PDFs)

Poster: Line up here

Poster: Store at capacity

Poster: Curbside pickup only

Poster: Social distancing in effect

Poster: We apologize for the delay

The UCPR and its partners unveil a new E-Business Grant Program to help local SMEs

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are proud to announce the launch of the new Prescott and Russell E-Business Grant Program for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

Sector specific information

Restaurants and food services

Summer Day Camps



Arts, culture, festivals and events



  • COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Office Sector (to come)

Healthcare providers and personal services


Outdoor recreation

  • Health and Safety Guidance for Marina (to come)

Go Digital

Health and wellness

Additional resources

Prescott Russell Entrepreneurship Centre

Hawkesbury and Region Chamber of Commerce

Employment Services Centre

Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation

Ontario financial support for businesses

Business Information Line

For information on municipal business licence renewals, please visit

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance: Essential Workplaces (to come)

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

Canadian Business Resilience Network