May 15th 2020
Dear Members, Partners and NOTL Community,
On Tuesday May 19th some of the businesses on Queen Street will be back! As we come out of the outbreak, there is plenty to do.
We should understand that as the situation continues to evolve today’s measures to ease the restrictions might be reevaluated.
The Chamber and Tourism NOTL Team continues to monitor and provide updates on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, including the steps governments are taking to address the situation. We are working hard to make sure the NOTL businesses voice is heard, and that you have the information you need to keep your business going in these uncertain times.
Tonight we are publishing a Reopening and Recovery Guide that was originally developed by three Chambers of Commerce in New Brunswick and has served to many others across Canada as we all try to better serve our communities. Thank you to Krista Ross (Fredericton Chamber of Commerce), John Wishart (Moncton Chamber of Commerce) and David Duplisea (Saint John Chamber of Commerce) for graciously sharing their Guide. This guide does not intent to be neither a legal document nor the only source of reference. We have adapted the Guide with live links to both Ontario’s and Niagara Region's guidelines to facilitate its use.
Please take five minutes to fill in the Niagara Region Survey; it is the best mean the Region has to know where it can help.
We are going to get out of this and our destination will prevail but a “New Normal” is awaiting us and we all need to collaborate.
Be well and stay healthy
Eduardo R. Lafforgue and The Team at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Tourism NOTL