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Local police taking extra steps to protect small businesses that are now closed

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With the provincial order for non-essential services to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parts of Kawartha Lakes will see an increase in the number of temporarily-closed businesses.

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Local innovation expert offers free conversations with businesses

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Local innovation expert offers free conversations with businesses
Dennis Geelen.

Local innovation expert, Dennis Geelen, is offering free 30-minute consultations to business owners to try and help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Geelen, of Zero-In Consulting, says this is an ideal time for small businesses to show leadership, innovation, and customer-centric values, given there is an opportunity now for reflection and planning.

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Province orders all non-essential services to shut down

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Province orders all non-essential services to shut down
This closure will be in effect for 14 days. Photo: Erin Smith.

To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario government is ordering the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective end of day Tuesday March 24.

This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. A full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open will be released tomorrow.

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