It's Official...Our Sector Can Open!
Thursday Jun 04, 2020
IT'S OFFICIAL...OUR SECTOR CAN OPEN!
We have just received an email from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing confirming the following:
"Starting Friday, June 5 at 12:01 am, our government is allowing short term rentals including lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and B&Bs to resume operations in Ontario. This follows actions to slowly reopen businesses and resume activities across the province, including the re-opening of provincial parks for day use, the gradual reintroduction of backcountry camping at provincial parks and the re-opening of marinas and golf courses."
Watch for more information in the Provincial announcements today and tomorrow. We will share links to official announcements once they become available.
THANK YOU to all of you for taking up our call to action!! There is no doubt in our minds here at NOTO that your letters and your phone calls to Health Units, OPP and municipalities helped to spur on this decision.
We know that this does not bring our US guests in but it does put our sector on the Essential Workplace list and we hope that this will help in our efforts to get our US owners across.
We urge each of you to only open WHEN YOU ARE READY! NOTO's health and safety protocols have not been officially vetted by the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and will be shared with all of you tomorrow. We are here to help guide you through a safe re-opening. Please ensure you comply with all other emergency orders which remain in place (i.e: gathering restrictions of no more than 5 individuals, closure of outdoor recreational amenities, closure of pools, spas, and fitness facilities, and restaurant/bar restrictions).
Thank you all once again for your help in making this happen.