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Bulletin | Covid-19

Daily Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for June 2, 2020

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Below are the key government announcements made on June 2, 2020 that touch on workplace issues. Our daily (weekday) and weekend overviews of previous government announcements, employment analyses and other COVID-19 information are available here

The Federal Government

The government announced a call for proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund ("EAF") – small projects component. The EAF provides funding for projects that make Canadian communities and workplaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. The application process has been streamlined, and flat rates have been introduced to reduce the burden on applicants and expedite the process. Applications are due by July 13, 2020.

Alberta

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 2, 2020.

British Columbia

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 2, 2020.

Manitoba

The government announced eligibility criteria for the Manitoba Risk Recognition Program.  The Program provides a one-time payment to low-income, essential, and front-line workers who continued to work and/or provide services during the pandemic.  Workers enrolled in the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program are not eligible.  Eligible employees may apply starting on June 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. C.D.T.

New Brunswick

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 2, 2020.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The government extended the provincial public health emergency (PDF) for a period of 14 days effective June 1, 2020.

Nova Scotia

The government announced that licensed childcare centres and family daycare homes will reopen June 15, 2020. Childcare centres will operate at 50% capacity, with the ability to increase to 100% capacity if they meet public health COVID-19 guidelines for childcare settings. Family daycare homes will open at full capacity. Families will not be required to pay fees if they cannot access their childcare space or are not ready to make use of childcare services.

Ontario

The Ontario Legislative Assembly approved the extension of the provincial declaration of emergency until June 30, 2020.    

The government published a list of employees eligible for its temporary pandemic pay program, available here.

Prince Edward Island

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 2, 2020.

Quebec

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 2, 2020.

Saskatchewan

The government announced that the Public Health Order (PDF) restricting travel in Northwest Saskatchewan will be lifted effective June 8, 2020.

On June 8, 2020, the Village of La Loche will join all other communities in the northwest in Phases 1 and 2 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan. Phase 3 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan is delayed across the northwest region of the province until further notice.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

There were no major government updates in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 2, 2020.

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