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Daily Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for June 29, 2020

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Below are the key government announcements made on June 29, 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

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

Alberta

The Chief Medical Officer of Health released CMOH Order 26-2020 (PDF), which requires that every person attending an indoor or outdoor location maintain a minimum 2-metre distance from every other person, save for:

  • individuals who are members of the same household or cohort group; and
  • individuals who comply with Alberta Health's physical distancing guidance.

Eligible small and medium sized businesses, co-ops and non-profits can now apply for up to $5000 in funding from The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant.  The application intake will remain open until August 31, 2020, or for four weeks following the start of stage three of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, whichever is later.  Further information regarding the grant can be found here.

British Columbia

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

Manitoba

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

New Brunswick

The government released a COVID-19 dashboard with information and location-specific data on the pandemic throughout New Brunswick.

Newfoundland and Labrador

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 25, 2020.

Nova Scotia

The government renewed (PDF) the provincial State of Emergency until July 12, 2020.

Ontario

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

Prince Edward Island

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

Quebec

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

Saskatchewan

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

In Nunavut, the government announced that day camps and youth centres can resume operations, and that long-term care facilities can permit up to 2 immediate family member visitors for residents. 

The Minister of Finance announced the expansion of the Nunavut Essential Workers Wage Premium program to include employers in the following sectors:

  • transportation;
  • food;
  • accommodation;
  • retail; and
  • professional services.

Under the program, employers in eligible sectors may be eligible for a subsidized top-up of $5 per hour for employees earning less than $25 per hour.

There were no major government updates in the Northwest Territories or the Yukon as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 29, 2020.

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