Halton’s Medical Officer of Health issues instructions to help businesses respond to COVID-19 workplace outbreaks

May 07, 2021

Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health has issued instructions to businesses to help them respond quickly and effectively to the risk of a workplace outbreak. These actions will help owners and operators protect their staff, patrons and the community. These include specific actions to take:

  • if aware that a worker at their workplace has COVID-19;
  • if aware that two or more workers have COVID-19 within the past 14 days; and
  • to protect all workers from COVID-19.

These additional requirements are being issued as Halton continues to see cases of COVID-19 among those who cannot work from home and more workplace outbreaks. With COVID-19 Variants of Concern circulating in the community it is prudent to take a conservative approach to cases involving workplace and community exposures.

The instructions are effective Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. They supplement existing requirements from the Province and Halton Region Public Health officials.

To read Dr. Meghani’s instructions to businesses(PDF file) and for more information and guidance, please visit halton.ca/COVID19.

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