Today’s Provincial Press Conference reiterated the fact that the Province is still looking for businesses that are available to retool and assist in making essential products/supplies/equipment. A new portal, Ontario Together, has been created to allow businesses to submit their proposals directly to the province to expedite the process. Additionally, the new portal will identify the greatest need for these supplies, as well as allow innovators and entrepreneurs to submit their ideas and share their expertise with the Province.

The new portal can be viewed at https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-your-organization-can-help-fight-coronavirus

Also of note, during the question period the topic of a full provincial shut-down was raised. Premier Ford indicated that they are prepared to shut down all non-essential services should his advisors indicate it is necessary.