|Due to latest COVID-19 guidance from the Ministry of Health, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will only be following up with COVID-19 cases in highest-risk settings. Highest risk settings include:
Paramedic service workers, are considered highest risk groups for the purposes of molecular testing eligibility and guidance on return to work. However, they are not considered part of highest risk settings.
For more information on highest risk settings click here. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit will also be following up with COVID-19 cases among temporary foreign workers in congregate living settings. For more information regarding cases on farms click here. All other businesses, workplaces, and settings are considered non-highest risk.
|COVID-19 Screening Requirements
The Government of Ontario has created a self-assessment tool for screening questions:
|COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Information for Businesses, Workplaces, and Employees
Businesses and workplaces have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment for employees and volunteers. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect your workplace from the risks of COVID-19. Click here for more information on COVID-19 Workplace Immunization Policies.
Managing COVID-19 in the Workplace
If you are a business or workplace not included in the highest-risk settings mentioned above, review the information below for how to manage COVID-19 symptoms, cases, and exposures within your business/workplace.
Please note, workers may be required to self-isolate because of potential exposure, infection and/or COVID-19 symptoms.
|I have an employee, who has symptoms without any known exposure to COVID-19, what should they do?
Employees who have COVID-19 symptoms, feel sick or are unwell should:
Employees may complete the Ontario Self-Assessment for further direction.
|I have an employee, who has been identified as a close contact/exposed to COVID-19. What should they do?
|How do I know who is a contact?
A close contact is:
Some examples of high-risk situations in the workplace include:
|I have an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR and/or rapid antigen test (RAT), what should I do?
Decrease the risk of contact:
Post signage to remind employers of:
|Should I ask employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 to provide a negative test result in order to return to the workplace?
Workers do not need a negative COVID-19 test to return to the workplace after completing the full self-isolation period.
|Want more information?|
If you require any additional support, please call the Provincial Testing, Isolation, Information COVID-19 Contact Hotline 1 (888) 777-0730 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST 7 days a week
Last updated 11/02/2022