Dear Business Leaders,
We continue to need your help to ensure our community members are aware of the situation and are taking all the necessary steps to reduce both risks and the spread of COVID-19. Current trends indicate that levels of COVID-19 in our community are among the highest yet since the beginning of the pandemic.
It is what we do next – our everyday, individual decisions – that will lead us out of this difficult place. The good news is we have the power to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the community by sticking with the basics
- Masks be worn indoors at all times.
- Everyone maintains 2 meters distance from each as much as possible.
- Employers consider what work can be completed from home.
- Staff-only areas be set up and used so that everyone can maintain 2 meters distance between each other.
- All employees complete a screening questionnaire before each shift.
These same tools and strategies will continue to bring down COVID rates in the weeks and months ahead. We need to maintain these behaviors as our routine for the coming months until we have clear protection from COVID-19 vaccines .
The Province has declared a second state of provincial emergency , adding new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. A Stay-at-Home Order is also in effect for all of Ontario, with the main message being: Stay at home, only go out for necessities (eg getting food or medication, going to medical appointments, etc.), and follow public health measures.
For more details, please consult the Province's web page and / or read the full list of public health measures and restrictions . More details are available in Schedule 4 to Ontario Regulation 82/20 .
Lastly, we encourage you and your employees to complete OPH's new online COVID-19 vaccine survey: https://engage.ottawa.ca/covid19 .
All businesses have a responsibility to assess the risks associated with in-person services, and to develop plans to mitigate these risks. These include implementing and adhering to measures to reduce the risk of infection among all employers and employees. Employers and their staff are also responsible for assessing risks to themselves, their family and those associated with their attendance on site. Everyone is responsible for following the measures put in place at a workplace to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Community Operations Service Area
Ottawa Public Health
We are asking for your help to ensure that members of our community are fully aware of the situation and take all necessary steps to protect themselves and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Current trends indicate that the levels of COVID-19 in our community are among the highest since the start of the pandemic.
It is the decisions that everyone makes today that will allow us to get out of this difficult situation. The good news is that we can stop the transmission of the virus in our community by following the basic measures.
- Wear a mask indoors at all times.
- Maintain a distance of two meters from others as much as possible.
- Employers need to determine if the work can be done from home.
- Les zones réservées au personnel doivent être aménagées de façon à faciliter le maintien d’une distance de deux mètres des autres.
- Chaque membre du personnel doit répondre à un questionnaire d’évaluation avant chaque quart de travail.
Ce sont ces mêmes stratégies et outils qui nous permettront de réduire le nombre de cas dans les semaines et les mois à venir. Nous devons conserver ces bons réflexes au quotidien, jusqu’à ce que nous puissions atteindre une immunité collective grâce au vaccin contre la COVID-19.
L’Ontario a déclaré une deuxième situation d’urgence provinciale, ajoutant de nouvelles mesures pour ralentir la propagation de la COVID-19. Un décret ordonnant de rester à domicile est aussi en vigueur pour l’ensemble de la province, le principal message étant : restez à la maison, ne sortez que pour les besoins essentiels (acheter de la nourriture ou des médicaments, consulter un médecin, etc.) et respectez les consignes de santé publique.
Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter la page Web provinciale ou la liste complète des mesures et restrictions de santé publique. Plus d’information se trouve à l’annexe 4 du Règlement de l’Ontario 82/80.
Finally, we encourage you and your staff to complete OPH's new COVID-19 vaccine survey: https://participons.ottawa.ca/covid19 .
Each company is responsible for assessing the risks associated with in-person services and creating plans to mitigate those risks, including implementing and adhering to measures to reduce the risk of infection among employers and employees. It is also up to employers and their staff to assess the risks to them, their families and those affected by their presence at work. Each person is also responsible for monitoring the measures put in place by a workplace to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
Community operations business line
Ottawa Public Health