June 24, 2020
by CTV News
As private health services such as dentists, chiropractors and physiotherapists begin to reopen, some have opted to tack on a COVID-19 surcharge in an effort to recoup money spent on new sanitation.
However, some experts warn that the move may deter clients.
University of Toronto finance professor Lisa Kramer explained that these “COVID fees” are designed to help cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE), increased sanitation measures and income lost from reduced customer capacity due to physical distancing.
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