Ready to Re-Open Huron: Register Your Business
In an effort to help both businesses and the general public connect to the most current information and to encourage consumer confidence, the County of Huron has launched the Ready to Re-Open Huron recognition program available at no cost to all businesses within Huron County.
Business owners can assign a representative to participate on behalf of the business. This could include supervisors, floor managers, HR, etc.
How does a business participate in Ready to Re-Open Huron?
- Register for and participate in one Ready to Re-Open Huron webinar (1-hour session).
- Read the Ready to Re-Open Huron Toolkit and the sector-specific guidance documents (see below).
- After completing steps 1 and 2, fill out a Ready to Re-Open Huron pledge form to self-commit to implementing the recommendations from the program, and any new updates provided, to the best of your ability in order to help make your business as safe as possible for your staff and clients/customers.
- Promote your business as a recognized Ready to Re-Open Huron.
How does the public know a business is recognized under Ready to Re-Open Huron?
After successfully completing the Ready to Re-Open Huron program, businesses will:
- Display a Ready to Re-Open Huron window decal and pledge poster in their storefront windows;
- Be identified with a Ready to Re-Open Huron icon on the HC BizMap;
- Be featured in local marketing campaign in print and on social media;
- Have access to the Ready to Re-Open Huron logo to use on their websites and other promotional materials.
One-hour webinars happen weekly through July 2020. Webinars are delivered by experts including Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS).
As Ontario begins to re-open the economy, we encourage all Huron County businesses to review the information in this Ready to Re-Open Huron Toolkit.
As Ontario begins to re-open the economy, we encourage all Huron County businesses to review sector-specific guidelines. List updated regularly.
To complete the Ready to Re-Open Huron program, businesses must take a pledge to self-commit to implement industry best practices and stay up-to-date.
Arts, culture, festivals, and events
- Ministry of Education Operational Guidance: Child Care Re-Opening
- Public Services Health & Safety Association: Precautions when working as a child care provider
- Public Services Health & Safety Association: Health and safety guidance during COVID-19 for employers of child care centres
- Financial supports for child care operators
Community centres and public facilities
General guidance for indoor/outdoor facilities
- COVID-19 checklist for reopening businesses and workplaces
- General guidelines for indoor establishments
- General guidelines for indoor amenities
- General guidelines for outdoor amenities
- Executives and management
- Lawn care workers
- Worker transportation to work sites
- Equipment operators and general labourers
- Food services in health care
- Long-term care
- Community laboratory and specimen collection centres
- Physician and primary care provider employers
- Acute care employers
- Dental offices
- Home care and community services
- Personal support workers, home and care providers
- Nurses in healthcare settings
- Housekeeping and laundry employees in healthcare
- Recreational workers in healthcare
- Administration in healthcare
Health care professionals
Personal service settings (PSS)
Restaurants and food services
- Cleaning and disinfecting a food premise after a COVID-19 case
- Common spaces and food service in shared residences during COVID-19
- Community and allotment gardens during COVID-19
- Grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies and gas stations during COVID-19
- Food take-out premises during COVID-19 pandemic
- Inspected home-based food premises during COVID-19
- Mobile food premises during COVID-19
- Restaurants and bars during COVID-19 pandemic
- Tip sheet
- Guidance note
- Poster for employers
- Poster for employees
- Additional sector guidance
- Restaurant servers, cooks and dishwashers
As the demand for food donations increases, the Durham Region Health Department wants to make sure residents are donating acceptable food items.
- Garden centres and hardware stores during COVID-19
- Curbside pickup and delivery services
- Retail curbside pickup or delivery of goods during COVID-19 fact sheet
- COVID-19 health and safety guidance for retail sector
- Retail sector
- Garden centres
- Retail general labour employees
- Sales and customer service representatives
Tourism and Hospitality
- Shippers and receivers
- Drivers and truck drivers
- Mental health awareness for drivers
- Precautions for drivers
- Fuelling of vehicles
- Handling and receiving packages
- Cleaning and sanitizing inside of your vehicle
- Transportation services
- Rest stop hygiene
- Providing truck drivers access to washrooms
- Open a new window to view Hours of service and fatigue management (for employers)
- Hours of service and fatigue management (for drivers)
- Commercial vehicle drivers experiencing COVID-19 symptoms in other jurisdictions
Veterinary and animal services
- Ready to Re-Open Huron is not a certification or inspection program.
- Neither the county nor its program partners can guarantee any level of safety or adherence to guidelines at participating businesses.
- The aim of the program is to connect consumers to businesses that have self-committed to implementing best practices for their industry as the economy re-opens.
How Can We Help?
Huron County is always excited to support new and innovative ideas and businesses.
We’re here to help!
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