PSA: Newspapers are essential workplaces

Over the past day, both the provincial governments of Ontario and Quebec have ordered all non-essential workplaces to close, in order to halt the spread of COVID-19.

News Media Canada is informing members in both of these provinces that newspapers have been deemed ‘essential services’ and will be allowed to continue operations.

We hope this news helps to alleviate some of the uncertainty we have been hearing from publishers in these provinces.