Construction work is creating some uncertainty throughout Ontario, including in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

All construction projects and service must stop, except for:

[1] Healthcare construction:

Construction projects and services associated with the healthcare sector, including new facilities, expansions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be re-purposed for health care space;

[2] Ontario critical infrastructure construction:

Construction projects and services required to ensure safe and reliable operations of, or to provide new capacity in, critical provincial infrastructure, including transit, transportation, energy and justice sectors beyond the day-to-day maintenance;

[3] Critical industrial construction:

Critical industrial constructive activities required for:

[a] the maintenance and operations of petrochemical plants and refineries;

[b] significant industrial petrochemical projects where preliminary work has already commenced; and

[c] industrial construction and modifications to existing industrial structures limited solely to work necessary for the production, maintenance, and/or enhancement of Personal Protective Equipment, medical devices (such as ventilators), and other identified products directly related to combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

[4] Very limited residential construction:

Specifically, all residential construction must stop, except where:

[a] a footing permit has been granted for single family, semi-detached and town homes;

[b] an above grade structural permit has been granted for condominiums, mixed use and other buildings; or

[c] the project involves renovations to residential properties and construction work was started before April 4, 2020.

[5] To close constructive sites or activities:

Construction and maintenance activities necessary to temporarily close construction sites that have paused or are not active and to ensure ongoing public safety.

If you have questions about what is not permitted to be open  or impacts to your business or employment, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659.

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