11 May 2020 – Stores open for curbside pickup and delivery

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: Ontario
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health

Overview: The Ontario government has announced that beginning May 11, retail stores with street entrances that enable them to offer curbside pick up and delivery will be allowed to open. Easing restrictions on retail stores is part of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening our Province, Protect and Support. The government urges business owners to follow the available safety guidelines to protect staff, consumers, and the general public which were developed by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, its health and safety association partners, and the Ministry of Health.
Full details here: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/05/ontario-retail-stores-open-for-curbside-pickup-and-delivery.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: Chief Medical Officer of Health; Framework for Reopening our Province, Protect and Support document
Evidence/Justification: The justification for this action is that it aligns with the province’s reopening framework that was developed in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts. The framework sets out criteria that the Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts are using that will advise the government on adjusting or loosening public health measures.