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Perform Daily Screening for Staff

Staff must complete a daily COVID-19 screening questionnaire before each shift. The questions can be completed on paper, online or by asking staff directly.

Screening should occur before or when a worker enters the workplace at the beginning of their day or shift, or when an essential visitor arrives.

Those with chronic symptoms due to a medically diagnosed condition other than COVID-19, should look for new, different or worsening symptoms.

Self-Assessment Screening Tool

Return to Work Timelines and Guidance

The following information is intended to support employers, owners, and operators of businesses and workplaces in making return to work decisions for employees or staff.

The WECHU is not recommending or requiring negative COVID-19 clearance tests or medical notes for return to work.

There are two reasons a worker may be required to self-isolate – because of a potential exposure to COVID-19, or a positive test result. The actions required may be different for fully immunized workers and previously positive workers.

For the most up-to-date information for employers on how this applies in the workplace, please visit Ontario’s COVID-19: self-isolation and return to work webpage and the Ministry of Health’s Interim CCM Guidance - Fully Vaccinated Individuals .

Employees with an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider that is not related to COVID-19 can go back to work once they have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours. Family members without symptoms should self-monitor, and can go to school or work.

*If a person was hospitalized, had a severe COVID-19 infection, or has a very weak immune system, they will have to self-isolate for 20 days or longer.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:19pm