COVID-19: What you need to know today in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET. During Monday’s briefing when the news broke that non-essential businesses were being shut-down, Ford had said his government would release their list of businesses considered to be ‘essential’ on Tuesday. However, the Province released the list of ‘essential’ businesses late Monday night.

Covid 19 Headlines March 24th

Here's what Ontarians are talking about today. Essential businesses, hydro rate cuts, testing and new cases of Covid-19.

Posted by Barrie 360 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Here’s the essential businesses that will stay open in Ontario



Grocery stores and pharmacies were included in the list. The LCBO, cannabis stores and cannabis producers were also deemed essential. There were construction businesses, restaurants that deliver, radio stations, and hardware stores included as well.


Public reacts to what Province considers ‘essential’


The Province of Ontario has handed down the list of workplaces deemed essential; some construction, restaurants that…

Posted by Barrie 360 on Monday, March 23, 2020

Updated Covid-19 numbers will once again come out at 10:30 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. Ontario reported 78 new COVID-19 cases Monday. That was the largest increase in a day so far — bringing the provincial total to 503, including six deaths and eight cases that have fully resolved.

Watch: Headlines from Monday, March 23rd.

Covid 19 March 23rd

Covid-19 headlines for March 23rd. Trudeau says “enough is enough.” Premier Ford announces all non-essential businesses will be shut down for 14 days https://barrie360.com/covid-19-stay-informed-stay-safe/ #StayInformed #StaySafe

Posted by Barrie 360 on Monday, March 23, 2020

The House of Commons will resume Tuesday to pass emergency legislation introduced late last week.