City offers support services for local businesses impacted by COVID-19 outbreak

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie recognizes the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses and is committed to facilitating resources to assist those affected. To provide support, the City has created a business hotline.

The number to call is 705-574-1230 or email [email protected]

The City has also compiled a list of resources on its website that identifies different levels of government and organizations that provide assistance. This page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available. Businesses are encouraged to visit www.saultstemarie.ca/covid19businesses.

“We recognize the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are going to be significant, and businesses – both large and small – will bear a heavy burden. The City is committed to providing assistance, and we will continue to examine our options and look for ways to do so. I have been heartened by the response and resiliency of some of our local businesses. Their leadership has been commendable and they have set a tremendous example,” said Mayor Christian Provenzano.

“These supports are intended to connect businesses with tools for addressing needs whether it be access to programs, loans, continuity plans and remote working. We must all do our part to support one another during this time,” said Tom Vair, Deputy CAO, Community Development and Enterprise Services.

The Business Service hotline is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For the most current information pertaining to updates from the City of Sault Ste. Marie and service delivery visit www.saultstemarie.ca/covid19