Government working with tourism industry to ensure safety from COVID-19


Worried about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry?

Ontario's Health and Tourism Ministers issued a joint release today saying they're working together in close cooperation with tourism partners to ensure public safety is protected and that the tourism industry continues to thrive. 

Christine Elliott and Lisa MacLeod issued the following statement in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry: 

"The health and well-being of Ontarians is our government's number one priority. Ontario continues to work directly alongside our partners at the Public Health Agency of Canada and local public health units to monitor the situation closely, and we encourage residents and visitors to Ontario to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible information on the Ontario government's dedicated COVID-19 webpage.   We are also working closely with our agencies and attractions to respond appropriately. This includes working with Destination Ontario to direct marketing efforts to domestic, national and other markets not impacted by COVID-19. Our attractions are also implementing appropriate protocols to be in-line with public health and safety recommendations. Finally, we are actively engaged with our federal government colleagues to ensure a coordinated response to tourism impacts."

You can find the link to the webpage here

The webpage offers information about confirmed cases, what to do if you suspect you're at risk and how to protect yourself.