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COVID-19

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Keeping safe during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unique challenges for businesses and individuals around the world.

This hub offers critical information, resources, and updates to help employers ensure the safety of their workers during this time.

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Resources for public health updates on COVID-19:

Public Health Agency of Canada

Government of Canada's pandemic status updates, links to health resources, prevention and risk information, and policies.

Ontario Ministry of Health

Province of Ontario's outbreak status, policies, recommendations, and resources.

World Health Organization

Global information and updates on the pandemic.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US-based pandemic coverage and updates.

Industry Associations

Useful business planning resources and industry association supports in the fight against COVID-19.

Videos

Getting Back to Work: Safety Plan (Video)

As Ontario gets back to work, it’s important for your workplace to have a new safety that will help to reduce the risks related to COVID-19. How will you keep your workplace safe?

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Getting Back to Work: Hierarchy of Controls (Video)

To reduce the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace, it’s important to be familiar with the Hierarchy of Controls. It will help you understand ways to control risk – ranked from the most effective to the less effective.

Getting Back to Work: Personal Care Services (Video)

Ontario is heading back to work, but to stop the spread of COVID-19, we need to do it in the right way. This video outlines some high level considerations for employers and employees in the personal services sector.

Getting Back to Work: Mask Safety Basics (Video)

Ontario is heading back to work, and wearing a mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Watch this video for some tips that apply to most one-time-use and reusable masks.

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Articles

12 ways to prepare for second wave of COVID-19 (Article)

Are flare-ups of COVID-19 across the country and elsewhere early warning signs of a second wave? Epidemiologists warn it may be inevitable, but the severity could depend on how ready we are.

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Here’s What To Do If A Worker Shows COVID-19 Symptoms (Article)

You feel confident you've done everything you can to protect employees from COVID-19. But what if one of your employees shows symptoms of the virus at work, despite these efforts?

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Worry About Returning To The Workplace (Article)

As employees return to the workplace after being laid off or forced to work at home because of COVID-19 restrictions, many are worried about protecting themselves and their families.

3 min read

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eCourses

Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers and Employees (French)

Gain awareness on Coronavirus "COVID-19" and learn about simple steps you can take to stay healthy; prevent the spread of the virus and keep your workers and your business safe in this quick 30 minute eCourse. This course is also available in English

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Pandemic Planning (eCourse)

This course describes the steps workplaces can take to plan for employee absences and business continuity.

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