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 

Provincial

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

Federal

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.