The Grand Valley Construction Association continues to monitor new developments pertaining to COVID-19. This page is updated regularly.

GVCA OFFICE HOURS

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

We can sign Statutory Declarations virtually, so email mike@gvca.org for instructions.

For CCA and CCDC stickers, contact Sarah at staff@gvca.org.

For printing requirements, email mike@gvca.org or call Mike at 519-277-0750.

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If you have questions about whether your business should be open or closed, please call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1.888.444.3659.

Ontario Government Updates

January 18
Update:  See if you are eligible for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help with COVID-19 expenses.

January 15
COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Restrictions

January 14
Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown

January 12 
Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

January 8
Ontario Continues to Support Businesses, Workers and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

December 2020

December 21
Provincewide Shutdown 

 

December 21
Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown to Stop Spread of COVID-19 and Save Lives

November 2020

November 30
COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open (COVID-19 levels by region)

 

November 17
Ontario Opens COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream for Municipalities 

 October 2020

October 28
Ontario Launching COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream

 

October 7
Ontario Helping Apprentices Cover Living Expenses during Training

 

October 2 
WSIB holds premium rates for Ontario businesses

September 2020

September 30

Ontario Delivers $2.8 Billion COVID-19 Fall Preparedness Plan

 

September 29 
COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

 

September 25
COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces (Businesses and Organizations)

 

September 4
Ontario Providing In-Demand Skills Training to Over 15,000 People

 

September 3
Ontario Extends Support for Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

 July 2020
July 28

Declared Emergency Leave is No Longer Available

July 23

Ontario Building and Expanding Schools across the Province

 June 2020
June 16

Ontario Updated Safety Plan

June 2

Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency until June 30

 May 2020

May 22nd

Ontario Launches Program to Help Apprentices and Hospitality Workers

May 20th

List of PPE Suppliers in Ontario

May 14th 
Lifting essential workplace limits on construction.

May 11th 
Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

May 11th

Economic and Budget Outlook, Spring 2020 - by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario

May 6th 

Ontario Extends Electricity Rate Relief During COVID-19

May 6th
Ontario Further Eases Restrictions on Retail Stores and Essential Construction During COVID-19

May 1st
Certain Businesses Allowed to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines

 April 2020

April 30

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 23rd

Ontario Extends Emergency Orders to May 6 to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

April 16th
Ontario Significantly Expands Hospital Capacity to Prepare for Any COVID-19 Outbreak Scenario

April 14th
Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency to Continue the Fight Against COVID-19 

April 13th
Ontario Starts Planning for Economic Recovery.

April 13th 
Agricultural projects clarified and added to the list of essential workplaces

April 13th
Construction Act to be Exempt from Emergency Order Suspending Procedural Time Limits

April 8th 
Ontario Accelerates Essential Construction Projects During COVID-19 
Extending Construction Hours Will Help Keep Ontario Workers Safe.

April 6, 2020 
WSIB has determined that costs associated with COVID-19 related claims will not be allocated at an employer or class level. Instead, they will be allocated on a Schedule-wide basis and there will be no change in premium rates for 2020. For more information please visit www.wsib.ca

April 3, 2020
Ontario Revises Definition of Essential Construction

April 1, 2020
COVID-19 Resource Best Management Practices

April 1, 2020
Standards Review PLMHSC (March 2020)

April 1, 2020
WAH Regulation Extension

April 1, 2020 
Personal distancing construction shareable

April 1, 2020
Personal distancing construction poster

April 1, 2020
PPE Request

 March 2020

March 31,2020
Ontario Enacts Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public
Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

March 30,2020
Construction site health and safety during COVID-19
Find resources, best practices and information to help construction employers understand their rights and responsibilities while operating during COVID-19.

March 29,2020
Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of Five People or More with Strict Exceptions

March 26, 2020

New financial measure will allow insurance premium payment deferrals for six months

Read the complete announcement

March 25, 2020

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

Read the complete announcement

March 24, 2020

Ontario releases list of essential workplaces that can remain open amid COVID-19 outbreak

Read the complete announcement

March 23, 2020 

WSIB Adjudicative Approach Document: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Claims

Read the complete announcement

March 23,2020 

The "Project Suspension Impact Checklist" has been designed to provide industry participants with an accessible resource in order to tackle the range of issues that present and developing circumstances may cause to be addressed. 

Read the complete Project Suspension Impact Checklist 

 

 

Federal Government Updates

January 5, 2021
Difference between quarantine & isolation

 

November 2020
November 19, 2020
New, targeted support to help businesses through pandemic receives Royal Assent
October 2020

October 26, 2020 
Canada Emergency Business Account now open to businesses using personal banking accounts

 

October 20, 2020 
Support for small businesses through the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund

 

October 9, 2020
Government announces new, targeted support to help businesses through pandemic

 

October 1, 2020
Prime Minister announces infrastructure plan to create jobs and grow the economy 

June 2020

June 16, 2020

Prime Minister announces extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit by 8 weeks - This extension will make the benefit available to eligible workers for up to a total of 24 weeks.

 May 2020

May 25, 2020

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance now open for applications

May 15, 2020

The Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to August 29

 April 2020

April 27, 2020
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

April 22, 2020

Service Canada Critical Programs and Services for Individuals during COVID-19

Service Canada Critical Services and Programs for Employers, Partners, Stakeholders and Unions during COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and proposing a new wage boost for essential workers

April 9, 2020
CCA requesting modifications to the 75 per cent wage subsidy program on behalf of members.

April 3, 2020
COVID-19 Posters for Job Sites
Physical Distancing
Screening
COVID-19 Handwashing

*If you would GVCA to print the posters, please contact us.

 March 2020
March 18, 2020 

The Federal Government today announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses.

Read the complete announcement

 

 

gvca documents

March 25, 2021
Construction Verification Template for COVID Vaccinations

January 12, 2021
Updated List of Essential Construction Services

 

 October 2020

 Protecting Your Workforce During the Second Wave - COVID-19 in Construction (FREE WEBINAR - October 13th)

 Essential Services - Construction FAQ's
 Essential Services-Construction FAQ's
 COVID-19 and the Construction Industry - A Surety Perspective
 COVID-19 and the Construction Industry - A Surety Perspective
 Ron Kelusky, Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer, COVID-19 best practices for construction
 https://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/LM-COVID-19-Resource-Best-Management-Practices.pdf
 Construction Pandemic Planning - A Guide to help you through this crisis!
 Construction Pandemic Planning – A Guide to help you through this crisis!
 Answers to the most common questions we are being asked during this crisis
 Answers to the most common questions we are being asked during this crisis
 Four Key Considerations
 Four Key Considerations
 Business Planning Checklist
 Business Planning Checklist
 Recommended Strategies
 Recommended Strategies 
 Guidance to Contractors & Stakeholders
 Guidance to Contractors & Stakeholders
 The Grand Valley Construction Association Communication on COVID-19
 The Grand Valley Construction Association communication on COVID-19
 City of Guelph - limited inspections on unoccupied buildings
 City of Guelph - limited inspections on unoccupied buildings
 COVID-19 Project Suspension Impact Checklist
 COVID-19 Project Suspension Impact Checklist

 


To get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, make sure you follow up on news releases with: 

Health Canada

Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety

Government of Ontario

WSIB 

Please take every precaution to protect your employees both in your office, and on the job site. Don't hesitate to call (519) 622-4822 or email mgeorge@gvca.org if you have any questions. 


 City of Cambridge

City of Cambridge - Building Inspections Update. 

City of Kitchener

February 11, 2021

Emergency Order Update Feb 2021

Construction Site Safety Requirements

The City of Kitchener Issues Details About Construction During the January Stay-at-Home Order.


 

February 16, 2021

City of Guelph Notice to Customers

Region of Waterloo

The Region of Waterloo Essential construction, operations and maintenance during COVID-19 Pandemic

 

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