Public Health Workplace Recommendations

Although most regulatory requirements have now been lifted, COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community and caution remains essential. Employers play a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in their organization and can lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure by following best practices. These practices can be implemented in any setting (sport organization, places of worship, event venue etc.)

Individuals and organizations can minimize their risk of both COVID-19 and other respiratory infections by layering public health measures together. Layers of protection include:

  • Staying up-to-date with vaccinations (i.e. being vaccinated with all of the doses you’re eligible for)
  • Screening/monitoring for symptoms & staying home when sick. Communicate to employees and patrons not to enter your organization if feeling unwell
  • Wearing well-fitting masks
  • Maintaining physical distancing where possible
  • Frequent hand washing and following best practices when coughing or sneezing
  • Following thorough cleaning and disinfecting processes
  • Maintaining good ventilation in indoor spaces

Additional COVID-19 workplace guidance, including sector specific guidance can be found on the Ministry webpage.

Learn more about the best practices and workplace recommendations that Hamilton Public Services encourages organizations to consider. Click here.

Organizations are also encouraged to do a risk assessment  and review their own organizational policies and operations. Organizations should implement the appropriate infection prevention and control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in their organization for patrons and staff. Organizations should also be aware of requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act when determining measures needed to protect employees and volunteers.