BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — On May 1, Ontario Premier Doug Ford made a statement at Queen's Park to allow certain segments of the province's economy to reopen. "While further reductions in the spread are needed before we can begin reopening the province, we have the right framework and the right workplace guidelines in place to do so gradually and safely," he said.
Joined by joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, and Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ford announced, "We are allowing certain businesses to reopen under strict guidelines because we are confident they can operate safely and adapt to the current environment."
Beginning on May 4 at 12:01 am, the following businesses can begin operations:
"We're heading in the right direction," said Ford, who expressed optimism about more businesses opening in the near future. But he cautioned, "While we have made tremendous progress in our shared battle against this new virus, we are not done yet. We need to keep up the fight by continuing to practice physical distancing and good hygiene habits."
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