Dr. Lawrence Loh, The region’s medical officer of health, says businesses could face fines of $5,000 a day for violating the rules.
Loh says spread of the virus in workplaces is driving case counts higher and some employers are ignoring public health protocols.
He’s issuing a new public health order today to create the fine system as Peel reported 497 new cases of the virus.
He’s also urging employers to give their workers paid sick days to allow them to stay home if they show symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.
Peel says it has had 116 workplace outbreaks from Sept. 1 to Nov. 13.