Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the government of Ontario is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people’s mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.

In addition to limiting outings to essential trips, all businesses must ensure that any employee who can work from home, does work from home.

As a result, the MCRS head office will again transition our staff to working remotely where possible. As an essential services provider, we will remain in operation during the state of emergency but our staff will limit time spent in the office and on sites.

During the first state of emergency of this COVID-19 pandemic, we experienced record-breaking communications from the residents in the communities we manage. The reality is that with everyone being forced into their homes we are more aware of each other, and sites issues that may arise, than ever before. We feel it is prudent to take this opportunity to remind folks to stay home, stay safe, and – of equal importance – stay kind. This is not an easy time for any of us. Trades that were already swamped from the prior year will now be further scrambling as a result of the stay-at-home orders as construction is now restricted to essential works only. We ask that you please be patient and understanding with our staff and the trades that service your site.

We will prioritize site emergencies and property needs and respond accordingly but with a reduced support team and operation there will be delays in some cases and we ask that you please understand this in advance.

Thank you for your understanding!