City hosts conference call for local businesses to discuss support during COVID-19 Outbreak

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development and Tourism & Community Development departments have organized a conference call to facilitate discussions on available business support and needs during this period of business interruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The purpose of the call is to:

  • Relay information about any existing business supports that are in place
  • Understand the needs and concerns of local businesses during this outbreak
  • Explore opportunities to better support local businesses
  • Establish a regular communication channel with the local business community
  • Identify opportunities for local businesses to assist one another with needs

The first conference call will take place Thursday, March 19 at 9:15 a.m. Due to the volume of calls on conferencing systems system-wide, we recommend people access the call through their computer/tablet/device. Please visit, click the Join button and enter the access code 792 394 662 and use the password “city”. Otherwise, people can dial the toll numbers 416-216-5643 or 613-714-9906.

“While the situation is changing each day, the City would like to open lines of communication with local businesses and ensure that the latest business support resources and support offerings are well understood,” said Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, Community Development and Enterprise Services. “We also look to receive input and ideas from businesses with effective ways to assist them and to support one another during these difficult times.”

The purpose of this call is to facilitate discussion with local businesses and offer support. The call is not meant to relay information related to COVID-19 care and best practices. Please visit the SaultOnline COVID-19 page where you will find the latest stories as well as a convenient listing of resources for more information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).


  1. City of SSM needs to take this virus seriously and look after the health of their citizens …. let’s be proactive for a change and not reactive before things escalate in the SOO 😢

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