COVID-19 News & Updates

Vaccine Passport Guidance

Vaccine Passport Guidance
Alongside rapid testing & contact tracing as of September 22nd, 2021, the government will require patrons to be fully vaccinated and proof of their vaccination status and proof of ID to enter certain businesses and organizations, with a focus on higher risk indoor public settings.

To register & participate in the Rapid Screening Program

Watch here our short video on how to use the FREE rapid antigen screening kits being distributed in North Grenville!

To register & participate in the Rapid Screening Program visit our website to book your training, and to pick up a two-week supply of test kits.
This program is available to ALL businesses in North Grenville with under 150 employees. Together we can help keep our community safe!

Ontario extends nearly all emergency orders under Reopening Ontario Act another 30 days

TORONTO -- Ontario has announced it is extending nearly all emergency orders under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) for an additional 30 days.
The government made the announcement on Saturday morning, saying the extension of most orders under the ROA will help to "preserve our health care capacity and protect Ontarians until everyone can be vaccinated."
The orders under the ROA, which were set to expire on Jan. 20, have been extended until Feb. 19.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

COVID-19 safety plan can be found here
Use this template to document how your organization will keep workers and other people safe at your workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. How to develop your COVID-19 safety plan: A guide for Ontario workplaces explains what you should think about and gives examples to help you come up with your plan.
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Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people's mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.

Workplace safety plan - IMPORTANT

As an employer it’s your responsibility under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect a worker. This guide will help you use current public health and workplace health and safety information to develop a plan and put controls into place to help make the workplace safer for everyone.
All employers are encouraged to develop a COVID-19 workplace safety plan and to review and update it regularly. You can use the COVID-19 workplace safety plan template to help create your plan.

Moving to Yellow- Protect as of December 14, 12:01am

Moving to Yellow- Protect as of December 14, 12:01am
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will be moved to the Yellow – Protect level effective Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:01am. Sector-specific changes that the Province requires in Yellow zones is outlined below, and one of the biggest changes is the requirement for a Workplace Safety Plan in all levels that are Yellow or above that you must be able to show when asked. A template is available from the Provincial Government’s website, along with guidance on how to complete your plan.