Employers in the CKL should develop and implement an infection prevention and control plan that includes procedures for responding when an employee, customer, or other individual present in the workplace becomes ill with symptoms of COVID-19.
The plan should include:
(i) procedures for isolating and transporting the individual home if they begin showing symptoms at the workplace; and
(ii) steps to take if an employee or other individual tests positive for COVID-19 shortly after attending the workplace.
Employers in the CKL must also report COVID-19 transmission in the workplace to the our local health unit.
Employees who appear to have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) upon arrival at work or who become sick during the day should immediately be separated from other employees, customers and visitors and sent home.
If the employee is able to be tested, the employee should not be allowed to return to the workplace until the employee tests negative for COVID-19 and has completed any self-isolation period mandated by public health authorities.
If the employee cannot be tested, the employee should not return to the workplace until the employee has completed any mandated self-isolation period and is free of symptoms.