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A Further Update on COVID-19 – Ontario Government Announces Sector-Specific Guidelines Relating to COVID-19

May 1, 2020
by Israel Foulon LLP


Since our April 28, 2020 E-Bulletin, the Ontario government has announced sector-specific guidelines and posters to help protect workers, customers, and the general public from COVID-19.

  • The sector-specific guidelines contain recommendations and tips for employers on how to keep workers safe on the job. The government is encouraging employers to post the provided posters in the workplace. Additional COVID-19 workplace safety resources are expected to be added as new sectors of the economy begin to open.

  • To date, resources have been posted for the construction sector, food processing sector, restaurant and food services sector, agriculture sector, manufacturing sector, and long-term care sector. These resources can be accessed HERE.

  • Ontario’s newsroom announcement regarding these guidelines can be accessed HERE.

Given the exceptional and unprecedented situation, we expect further developments in the coming days.

Israel Foulon’s Response to COVID-19

Israel Foulon is assessing the situation as it evolves, and is taking all necessary precautions within its workplace. To slow the spread of COVID-19 and for the health of our team and clients, absent extraordinary circumstances we are working remotely until further notice whenever possible. However, please be aware that our offices remain open and are fully functioning. In the circumstances, we encourage our clients to contact us by phone and email to the extent possible. Voicemail messages left at our office phone numbers are immediately forwarded via email. All messages will be promptly responded to. We remain steadfast in our commitment to our clients and would be more than happy to assist you with concerns regarding COVID-19 or any other employment or labour matters.

Legal Disclaimer

This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice, which in all circumstances must be tailored to the specific facts of any problem. You should obtain a proper legal consultation in order to determine how this article applies to your specific situation. Please feel free to contact Israel Foulon LLP to learn more at 416-640-1550.