COVID-19 Resource Info For Business

The TCOC is committed to keeping our members updated.

Local Resources:

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Federal Resources:


Rules to CERB.

For those employers who are currently paying the Ontario Health Tax (Employers’ with more than $490,000 payroll).
The exemption from EHT payments has been increased from $490,000 to $1,000,000 for all of 2020.

Further details can be found at

Employees can now earn up to $1,000 per month AND collect CERB. Prior to this, employees were disqualified from CERB if they earned any money during the period covered by CERB.

This new rule:

  • Will allow employees to work part time and collect CERB
  • May allow employers to top up CERB through a sub plan.

How to calculate the Temporary Wage Subsidy

The savings is taxable income to the employer.


Chatham-Kent Economic Development is dedicated to providing local businesses with accurate and timely information.

Chatham-Kent Economic Development has made links available on our website to key business resources related to COVID-19:  

We also urge businesses to monitor the ongoing updates at Chatham-Kent Public Health:

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Important Notice: Business Information Line Open

Ontario to close all non-essential businesses. Stop the Spread Business Information Line Now Open at 1-888-444-3659. Businesses who have questions about closures of at-risk workplaces or how emergency measures impact their business or employment can call the information line.