Rental management businesses CAN stay open in Ontario
On March 23, the Ontario Government announced the mandatory shutdown of workplaces not deemed to be essential. Rental management has been deemed to be essential. Therefore, rental management businesses are legally allowed to continue their operations and keep their offices open for their employees.
However, that does NOT mean they should conduct business as was usual before Covid-19. ALL businesses should minimize in-person contact as much as possible, including operating by telephone or over the internet as much as possible. Rental businesses should limit the contact of their employees with building residents to the minimum necessary to perform urgent repairs and to maintain the essential operations of the buildings. See note B below for further precautions. More guidance will follow, based on the advice of the public health authorities.
Businesses which are NOT subject to the shut down premises order INCLUDE the following: