The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020.

Up-to-date information about COVID-19 can be found from the following sources:


HRPA COVID-19 Member Survey Part 2 Results
HRPA COVID-19 Member Survey Results


Major Public Health Authorities


Public Health Information Sheets


Government Updates 


Ontario Extends Teacher-Led Online Learning Until January 25 in Southern Ontario [01/08]

Ontario Releases Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution [12/30]

Ontario Building on Supports for Employers During COVID-19 [12/21]

Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown in Effect as of Dec. 26 [12/21]

Ontario Supports Employers and Employees Impacted by COVID-19 [12/17]

Supporting Workers Impacted by COVID-19 through Redesigned Training Program [12/17]

More Ontario COVID-19 Announcements


New pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements come into effect for all air travellers flying into Canada [01/06]

Government announces wage subsidy rate increase to 75 per cent [12/18]

Employer-provided benefits and allowances: CRA and COVID-19 [12/15]

Government expands Canada Emergency Business Account loans [12/4]

Government introduces legislation to provide critical support to Canadians and businesses during the pandemic [12/2]


Additional Government Resources


Ontario Human Rights Commission

Considerations for Employers:

HRPA COVID-19 Webinars


General Resources & Best Practices


Workplace Legal Updates


Preparing Your Workplace


Returning to Work


Working Remotely


Mental Health

HRPA is not able to provide legal advice or guidance for specific workplace situations. If you require additional assistance, contact the Law Society of Ontario’s Legal Referral Service, where you can be referred to a lawyer or paralegal for a free 30-minute consultation.