All Innisfil businesses inspected during February COVID safety blitz in compliance with the rules

about 75 percent were lacking COVID-19 workplace plan details, but have since fixed that issue

The Town of Innisfil says all the local businesses inspected in a recent blitz have come into compliance.

Town by-law officers were joined by members of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, South Simcoe Police Service, and Ministry of Labour in health and safety enforcement and education blitz running from February 5 to 8. In Innisfil, 120 sites were inspected, with a focus on pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, service stations, and convenience stores.

Of the Innisfil locations inspected, 75 per cent required follow-up. The town says in each case, the follow-ups were required due to missing or incomplete COVID-19 workplace safety plans as required by law. Town Hall points out there were no businesses inspected during the blitz that were non-compliant due to such things as face coverings, capacity limits, or physical distancing. The town adds that, within three weeks of the blitz, all businesses inspected were brought into compliance.

“We received an overwhelmingly positive response from business owners and operators during inspections,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “We can’t thank businesses enough for their cooperation and for doing their part to keep our community safe. We also appreciate our by-law officers and enforcement partners for their continued support and coordinated efforts in helping stop the spread.”