In a Flash: COVID-19 Latest Developments

June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020

In A Flash

You Have a COVID-19 Case! Best Practices for Employers to Manage Reports of Suspected Cases and Outbreaks

As Canadian provinces and industries reopen, it is possible, despite the taking of all reasonable measures and precautions in the circumstances of the particular workplace, for an employer to receive a report of an apparent COVID-19 infection, or an outbreak, at the workplace.

In this article, based upon our experience to date, available legislation, and public health guidance, we provide a step-by-step analysis and process for a report of a workplace COVID-19 case.

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As part of our commitment to assisting employers through these difficult times, Mathews Dinsdale has also established a number of dedicated resources to assist with providing employers with immediate support, any time of day or night, including:

  • 24-HOUR COVID-19 TELEPHONE SUPPORT: 1.855.632.4647 Our lawyers are available to assist with working through these issues, and are committed to providing a timely response. However, where there is a particularly pressing need for support, Mathews Dinsdale has established a 24-hour telephone support line which will provide a more immediate connection to one of our firm’s lawyers.
  • 24-HOUR EMAIL SUPPORT: In addition to having access to their preferred Mathews Dinsdale lawyers, and the 24-hour telephone support line, employers can also directly email our Firm’s COVID-19 response team any time of day.
  • COVID-19 RESOURCE WEB-PORTAL: Available here This website contains information about the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 impacting the workplace, including information about: government announcements, legislative changes, court and tribunal closures, and a series of helpful FAQs. This regularly-updated resource centre also acts as a centralized depository for relevant In A Flash articles, webinar information and other important resources.

If you have specific issues relating to the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace, or would like assistance with developing and/or reviewing pandemic plans, please do not hesitate to contact your Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.

COVID-19 Complimentary Webinars:

Restarting the Construction Industry: Construction Law and OHS / Labour & Employment Law Issues – Recording

COVID-19 Employer Update No. 4: Return to Worksite Planning and Implementation – An OHS Perspective – Recording

Labour and OHS in the Ontario Construction Industry – Managing Risk During the COVID-19 Crisis – Recording

COVID-19 Employer Update No. 3 – Recording

SUB Plans, Work Sharing, Wage Subsidy, and CERB – What Employers Need to Know Now – Recording