PLEASE NOTE: The OBOA offices are closed temporarily. We are still responding to emails and telephone calls from 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday.

The OBOA wants to keep you updated on the provincial state of emergency that may impact you, your family and/or your workplace. See below for some resources that provides information on a day by day basis: 

Second Provincial State of Emergency 

This afternoon, the Ontario government declared a second provincial emergency in response to COVID-19 under the Emergency Management and Civic Protection Act. The declaration of emergency automatically terminates 14 days after being made – and can be extended. Read more.

Construction projects will be halted except those that are deemed essential. Read the detailed list.

Read the Q&A that provides recommendations about the O.Reg. 10/21

Read the O.Reg. 10/21 


MMAH Guidance under Ontario’s Building Code for the Winter Use of Patio Tents

Legal Opinion on COVID-19 Provincial Emergency Orders – O.Reg. 82/20, as amended: 

– Legal opinion letter 

– Supporting documents:

O.Reg. 82/20, as amended
Enforcement of emergency order by building inspectors
Letter from the Provincial Solicitor General and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Letter from the Ministry of Health re: Use of hotels and retirement homes
Q&As for enforcement personnel
Relevant Ontario Regulations 

New regulations:

O.Reg. 141/20New regulation addressing temporary facilities to provide assistance during COVID-19 emergency
O.Reg. 137/20 – Timelines respecting the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act are no longer suspended during the emergency order

Government websites: 

Updates from the Ontario Ministry of Health including tips on how to protect yourself and recognize symptoms.

A list of essential workplaces in Ontario that includes the construction sector.

Construction site health and safety during COVID-19 from

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development home page

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing home page

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility home page

Public Health Ontario

Government of Canada website


Industry partners: 

Build Right Ontario

Conservation Authorities in Ontario

ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) updates on COVID-19

PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario) response to COVID-19

OAA (Ontario Association of Architects) updates on COVID-19 including a Q&A  for industry professionals

OGCA (Ontario General Contractors Association) updates on COVID-19 

OHBA (Ontario Home Builders Association) updates on COVID-19, impacts to job sites, resources and building industry information 

Best practices guide for construction employers from OHBA

PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario) response to COVID-19

RESCON (Residential Construction Council of Ontario) updates on COVID-19  

TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority)  response to COVID-19 including inspections 

TSSA Legislation and Regulatory information

UL – updates on COVID-19