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COVID-19: Employee Travel – March 11, 2020
On behalf of Shirley Labossiere, A/President & CEO:
St.Amant is prepared for outbreaks and has a pandemic plan in place. Our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of all people we support and our staff and volunteers. We are receiving daily communication from Shared Health Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and are actively implementing their recommendations.
We will post updates for St.Amant and links to the most recent information on the St.Amant intranet and the St.Amant website.
Below is the most current information from Public Health which affects all employees and volunteers, and the Public Health process that St.Amant is following to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
From Public Health:
Public health officials continue to monitor, gather information, assess risk and recommend evidence-based approaches for health care providers and precautions for returning travelers related to the developing COVID-19 situation. Specific advice for individuals planning international travel and those returning from affected countries is being regularly updated.
Recommendations are based on current evidence and are being continuously reviewed and reassessed. As of March 11, 2020 no laboratory-confirmed cases have been identified in Manitoba and the overall risk of acquiring COVID-19 in Canada remains low.
- Public health officials strongly recommend reviewing the current Government of Canada Active Travel Advisories https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel- coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html before planning or departing on trips outside Canada.
- Employees planning holiday travel may want to take into consideration the returning fourteen (14) day self-monitoring or self-isolation requirements before finalizing travel plans.
- Public Health is currently advising health care providers NOT to travel outside of Manitoba.
Returning from travel:
- Employees who have returned from international travel in the last fourteen (14) days must self-identify by phone to Occupational Health at 204-256-4301 ext. 2407 (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) or Health Links after hours/weekends: 204-788-8200 in Winnipeg or 1-888-315-9257 toll-free elsewhere in the province.
- Occupational Health will conduct a risk assessment/screen using the Public Health and Health Links Screening Tool and provide further direction/recommendation.
- Should you be asked not to report to work, please follow your regular process (calling manager or scheduling services) to report your absence.
Self-monitoring after travel:
- For employees directed to self-monitor, your role will be considered to ensure it is suitable for you to remain at work while self-monitoring. In situations where it is not deemed suitable for you to remain at work, you may require an exclusion from specific tasks. St.Amant will make every effort to accommodate necessary exclusions by identifying alternate work however, in situations where this is not possible, you may be excluded from work entirely. All staff who develop symptoms during the self-monitoring period are required to self-isolate immediately.
Self-isolation after travel:
- For employees returning from affected countries where self-isolation is required OR for employees who develop symptoms and are directed to self-isolate, an exclusion note from Public Health may be required by your employer or when applying for Employment Insurance (EI) sick benefits. The form is available by contacting Public Health.
- In accordance with applicable collective agreements, contracts and/or organizational policies, employees who are excluded from work remain able to access available income protection (sick leave) credits to supplement any regular wages lost. Should income protection credits not be available, employees may request to use any remaining unscheduled vacation, overtime or stat hours in their banks.
- It is important for employees to be aware that if they do not have sufficient banked hours to supplement their lost wages during a work exclusion, they will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence. These employees continue to be able to access EI sick benefits which include self- isolation. Should you have any questions, please contact your direct Supervisor or Manager.
This remains a rapidly evolving situation and members of the public and health care staff are advised to refer regularly to https://sharedhealthmb.ca/health-providers/coronavirus-resources/ for the most up-to-date information.
If you have any questions, please speak to your manager or Occupational Health.