On March 17, 2020 the Government of Ontario enacted an order declaring an emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Procedures Act to try to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of its citizens. The order has been extended multiple times.
Under provincial workplace health and safety laws, Ontario employers have an obligation to take every reasonable step to ensure a safe workplace. This applies to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as well.
You may be wondering what your employer can and cannot ask of you during this pandemic.
On March 17, 2020, Ontario enacted a Declaration of Emergency to protect the public and help contain the spread of COVID-19.
We know that these are challenging times for everyone. Social (physical) distancing can take a toll on a person’s mental health, especially during holidays where you would usually be having family gatherings.
The Government of Ontario is recognizing the challenges people may face and announced last week that emergency funding would be going to online and virtual mental health supports.
We thought we would put together a list of resources to help you during this time. Below are also a few ideas and resources to help you cope while practicing social distancing.