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Daily Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for June 30, 2020

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Below are the key government announcements made on June 30, 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 that travel restrictions at Canadian international border crossings will remain in place until at least July 21, 2020. All travel of an optional or discretionary nature, including tourism, recreation, and entertainment, is covered by these measures across all ports of entry and all modes of transportation, including land, marine, air, and rail.

Alberta

The government announced that the outdoor gathering limit for events such as festivals, firework displays, rodeos, sporting events, and performances has been increased to a maximum of 200 people. Restrictions, including compliance with public health requirements, continue to apply.

British Columbia

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 30, 2020.

Manitoba

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 30, 2020.

New Brunswick

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 30, 2020.

Newfoundland and Labrador

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 30, 2020.

Nova Scotia

There were no major government updates as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 30, 2020.

Ontario

The government announced that courts across the province will resume in-person proceedings effective July 6, 2020, in accordance with health and safety protocols. 

The City of Toronto approved a bylaw requiring masks or face coverings in all enclosed public places as of July 7, 2020. Subject to certain individual exceptions, businesses will be required to adopt a policy ensuring masks or face coverings are worn in publicly accessible indoor spaces under their control. For more information, please see the full Council decision.  

Prince Edward Island

The government announced that on July 8, 2020, provincial park campgrounds will reopen and permit stays of two nights or more.

Quebec

Starting July 13, 2020, the use of a mask will be mandatory for users of public transportation aged 12 and over. For children between the ages of 2 and 12, masks are strongly recommended, but not mandatory. There will be a two week transition period to help riders adjust to mandatory mask wearing. After July 27, 2020, those not in compliance will not be permitted to use public transportation.

Saskatchewan

The government announced additional business operations, events, and activities that will be permitted in the second part of Phase 4 of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan (PDF).

Beginning July 6, 2020:

  • indoor pools, indoor rinks, indoor sports and activities, and the performing arts – including music, dance and theatre – will be able to re-open;
  • the seating capacity for restaurants and licensed establishments will increase to a level that allows staff and customers to maintain 2-metres of physical distance; and
  • video lottery terminals, pool tables, dart boards, arcade games and other recreation areas will also be able to re-open in licensed establishments.

Beginning July 16, 2020, racetracks and rodeo-related activities can resume.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

In the Northwest Territories, the government announced changes to its policy of paying the costs for isolation centres. Starting July 1, 2020, non-residents will have to cover their own self-isolation costs.

There were no major government updates in Nunavut or the Yukon as of 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. on June 30, 2020.

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