Last modified: March 19, 2020 @ 8:48am
There are many things to consider as a business to limit damage while also playing an important leadership role.
Looking for legal guidance on how to cope with COVID-19?
-Obligations regarding infection diseases
-Employees refuse to work in the workplace
-Employee layoffs – temporary or permanently
-Employer requesting an employee self-quarantine
-Employment Insurance Benefits
-Changes to an employee’s job duties or hours
-School closure impact
Credit: Sieferling Law
Encourage Social Distancing in your operations
Social distancing is one of the most important tools health authorities can use to limit the spread of infection, and also one of the most effective strategies individuals can employ to do their part in minimizing the impact of COVID-19. But what is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are approaches taken to minimize close contact with others in the community. These include self-isolation on the individual level, avoiding crowded places like malls or gyms, and working from home. Every person can have an impact on this level, as not contracting the disease means less opportunities for the disease to be passed on to others.
WCB Saskatchewan has developed a handy tool to help you determine the level of risk for various activities. You should limit your exposure as much as possible, but also take care of your mental health with a variety of low-risk activities during this time.
As always, practice good hygiene habits and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, cough into your elbow, and stay home if you are sick.
Get the latest information from trust worthy sources
Saskatchewan Health Authority Updates: The Saskatchewan Health Authority has set up a single webpage where residents of Saskatchewan can stay updated on COVID-19 as well as find additional resources for things like travel advice and restrictions, as well as a self-assessment tool and instructions on how to react if you believe you have symptoms.
City of Saskatoon COVID-19 Updates: The City of Saskatoon has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is providing residents with relevant updates on an ongoing basis on their website.
Notify Now Sign up: Sign up for the Notify Now service to get any important emergency public safety messages right to your phone or email. Click on the links below to be forwarded to a Notify Now sign-up page for your municipality.