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Bulletin | Covid-19

Daily Workplace Wrap-up on COVID-19 for July 3, 2020

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Below are the key government announcements made on July 3, 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 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

Alberta

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

British Columbia

The Provincial Health Officer issued an amended order (PDF) respecting industrial camp accommodations. The amended order requires all existing industrial camps to arrange for an inspection by provincial health officials of accommodations, the worksite, and vehicles used to transport workers to and from the worksite as soon as possible. New industrial camp accommodations will require such inspection before placing workers in accommodation or operating a worksite.

The government also reminded inland ferry passengers to adhere to Transport Canada’s COVID-19 safety protocols, which limit amenities, encourage the use of cloth masks and physical distancing, and prohibit access to persons with symptoms.

Manitoba

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

New Brunswick

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

Newfoundland and Labrador

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

Nova Scotia

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

Ontario

The government announced new and amended emergency orders to help restaurant and bar owners reopen. The orders allow municipalities to quickly pass temporary bylaws to create and extend patios and allow covered outdoor dining areas. According to a government press release, the orders:

  • will reduce the usual process times for passing temporary use bylaws, which could take several weeks or more, to speed up the process; and
  • provide clarification “that outdoor dining areas can open if they have a roof, canopy, tent, awning or other covering”, subject to certain restrictions on the type of the covering.

A copy of the orders can be found here and here (PDF).

Prince Edward Island

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

Quebec

There were no major government updates as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

Saskatchewan

The government announced that its public health order will be amended to expand visitation guidelines to facilities, including acute and long-term care, personal care and group home settings, starting July 7, 2020.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

There were no major government updates in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon or Nunavut as of 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 3, 2020.

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