The Grand Valley Construction Association continues to monitor the new developments pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The GVCA office is open with restricted access of visitors. Please call us if you need assistance. 519-622-4822.

Please fill out the form if your construction site / office is closed.

Don't forget to subscribe to this page at the bottom to receive live updates. Please inform your workers and suppliers to subscribe to the GVCA website site.

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

gvca documents

COVID-19 and the Construction Industry - A Surety Perspective

Ron Kelusky, Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer, COVID-19 best practices for construction:

Construction Pandemic Planning – A Guide to help you through this crisis!

Answers to the most common questions we are being asked during this crisis

Four Key Considerations

Business Planning Checklist

Recommended Strategies 

Guidance to Contractors & Stakeholders

The Grand Valley Construction Association communication on COVID-19

City of Guelph - limited inspections on unoccupied buildings

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


Please take every precaution to protect your employees both in your office, and on the job site. If we all work together, we can hopefully stop the spread of this serious virus.

Don't hesitate to call or email the office if you have any questions. 


City of Guelph - Building Inspections, Week of March 30 Update 

Closures & Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Project Name
Project location
 AKS Interior Systems Office   7170 Wellington County Rd 30, Ariss, ON N0B 1B0  AKS Interior Systems  only office staff permitted

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