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RDC will continue to update this page to provide the Canadian chemical & ingredient supply chain with information and resources on coronavirus (COVID-19).  RDC does not approve, endorse or promote, nor does it assume any responsibilities or liability for damages arising from the use of the products, services and technologies on this site.  All resources are tools for your use.

If you have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact RDC and advise on the extent of the impact by contacting RDC Vice President, Catherine Wieckowska at

Vaccine Distribution Plans by ProvinceEssential Services in Canada

Hand-Sanitizers Manufacturing Exchange

The Hand-Sanitizers Manufacturing Exchange is an effort of Cosmetics Alliance Canada (CAC), Spirits Canada/Association of Canadian Distillers (ACS), Responsible Distribution Canada (RDC) and the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA) to assist industry in its efforts to expand the domestic production and distribution of hand-sanitizers. It will additionally provide industry and governments with a further tool in assessing shortages of components, ingredients and supporting services needed by manufacturers as well as manufacturing capacity.

COVID Alert: Canada’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

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Update on the Manufacturer’s Exchange

Press Release - April 24, 2020

DEL Bulletin LEPP No. 85 Requests for Information on additional supply of certain drugs

Tier 3 drug shortages

Hand-Sanitizers Manufacturing Exchange

How it WorksSupplier Form

COVID-19 in Canada: Using data and modelling to inform public health action

Technical Briefing for Canadians

Health Canada – Guidelines for importing non-USP grade alcohol and Denatured Alcohol for hand sanitizers

Excise tax implications

Health Canada – Office of Controlled Substances extension on Class A & B Precursor licenses

Administrative ExtensionExtension Administrative

Health Canada – Application & Notification Form for Exceptional Release of Disinfectant and Sanitizing

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Health Canada – Approved list of Hand Sanitizers

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Health Canada – Approved list of Disinfectants with Covid-19 Claims

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CILTNA presentation on Supply Chain Recovery and Resilience

CILTNA Webinar

Provincial & Territorial Reopening Plans & Measures

Updated: May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Global Supply Chain Disruptions

The Conference Board of Canada

COVID-19 Action Guide: Mitigate the impact on your logistics & supply chain operations

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How to Wear a Mask Properly


Mesures annoncées par les gouvernements du québec et du Canada pour aider les entreprises en réponse à la COVID-19

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Alberta – COVID 19 Exemptions Ref Audits, Medicals and Re-examination

Safety AuditsMedical FitnessRe-Qualification of Railway Personnel

Transport Canada letter for Essential Transportation Workers

(Amendments to letter not permitted. Only names of employee and senior manager accepted).

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CBSA – Tariff Classification & Info to Import Medical Supplies

Customs Notice

CBSA – COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders

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EDC stands ready to support Canadian exporters impacted by COVID-19

Support for Canadian Exporters

Canada, U.S. border temporarily closing to non-essential traffic to slow COVID-19

CBC News - Politics

ACC – Guidance to Reduce Risk of Spreading Viruses at Facility Truck Traffic Entry Points

ACC Example Guidance

Briefing note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP: Toronto & Peel Lockdown restrictions

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COVID Alert: Canada’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification App

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From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – National Reopening Government Regulation Tracker

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List of alternative rheology modifiers for use in the production of hand sanitizers

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Ontario Together Submission: Ideas and Other Products

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GOC – Additional support for Canadian Small and Medium Size Businesses from the Economic Impact of COVID-19

Department of Finance Canada

GOC – Register your business to support Canada

Products and services needed

Ontario Supports Trucking Sector for Keeping Goods Moving

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Ontario Prohibits Gatherings of More Than Five People with Strict Exceptions

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Letter to Minister Duclos, re: Regulatory Compliance Issues due to Covid-19

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GOC – Mar 25: Ottawa passes $107B Covid-19 Aid Package

Parliament passes Ottawa’s $107 billion COVID-19 aid package

GOC – Support for Canadian Businesses

Supporting Canadian Business through the Canada Account

Summary of Federal Government Stimulus Program

Coronavirus Stimulus Analysis

Trudeau says House of Commons expected to reconvene for emergency measures

Trudeau considering recalling Parliament “briefly” for novel coronavirus measures

Ontario ordered a State of Emergency, effective immediately

Ontario premier to declare state of emergency amid COVID-19 outbreak

PM Trudeau tells Canadians “If you are abroad, it’s time to come home”

Trudeau closes Canadian borders to most foreign travellers amid coronavirus outbreak

Trudeau unveils $82B COVID-19 emergency response package for Canadians, businesses

PM says ‘extraordinary’ measures include tax deferrals, wage subsidies for small business


Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak

Current situation – As of March 5, 2020, 34 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Canada. In addition, the Government of Quebec (French only) reported their second case of COVID-19. The province has sent the presumptive positive sample to the National Microbiology Laboratory for further testing.


Canadian Chamber of Commerce letter to Minister Freeland.


Refer to the Government of Canada Travel Health Advisory prior to travelling.   All travelers from COVID-19 impacted countries need to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon return. If symptoms develop, please immediately self-isolate and call your Region Public Health department.

All the things 2020 proved wrong. 10 things Covid taught us.

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From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – National Reopening Government Regulation Tracker

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Getting the economy rolling again & guidance from the ACC shared by CIAC if you have a confirmed or suspected case of Covid at your facility

A Seven-Point Checklist for Reopening the EconomyGuidance for Managing Suspected and Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report

Special Report: Brand Trust and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ontario Covid-19 Modelling, April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Modelling

TOOL – What you need to know to help you and your family stay healthy

Poster for the Office

Briefing Note: Toronto & Peel Lockdown restrictions

How to make a mask at home

Employment and Social Development Canada
– Summary on CERB & EI

Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment & Labour Lawyers

Practice Self Care During Self Isolation

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