COVID-19 Updates: Taking steps to return to normal.

Restrictions Exemption Program supports

Free employee safety training and information regarding the implementation grant for small- and medium-sized businesses.


The Restrictions Exemption Program ended February 9, 2022. It allowed businesses, entities and organizers to operate without most public health restrictions if they required patrons aged 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination or negative test result.

  • Free online safety training is available to provide workers with information and resources they need to keep themselves and customers safe when implementing COVID-19 safety requirements.
  • Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant provided a one-time payment to eligible businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations that implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. Application intake for the Restrictions Exemption Program Implementation Grant closed at 11:59 pm on February 23.

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