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.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 595,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.