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Bulletin | Covid-19

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

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Below are the key government announcements made on July 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

This is our final daily overview.  Our final weekend overview will be published on August 4, 2020.  We will publish weekly overviews and special announcement overviews starting thereafter, with the first publication expected on August 10, 2020.

The Federal Government

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

Alberta

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

British Columbia

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

Manitoba

The government released further details on the plan to re-open schools. In-class learning will resume on September 8, 2020 for students in kindergarten through to grade 8 in all public and independent schools across the province. Remote learning may be offered for students in grades 9 and above, depending on whether or not schools are able to implement necessary public health measures including physical distancing. Otherwise, schools will be allowed to offer as few as two days of in-class instruction in each six-day school cycle.

New Brunswick

As of August 1, 2020, residents in the Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation and the Témiscouata Municipal Regional County along the province's border may enter New Brunswick for day trips, if they:

  • Pre-register through the Travel Registration website;
  • Prove residency in an Atlantic Province, Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj First Nation or Témiscouata Municipal Regional County;
  • Confirm that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms; and
  • Confirm they have not travelled outside their communities, except into an Atlantic province, over the previous 14 days.

Individuals in the province taking a day trip to these areas must also pre-register and are not required to self-isolate when they return if they do not go beyond these areas or stay overnight.

Further, the government announced that the suspension on limitation and time periods for court actions will end on September 18, 2020, except for deadlines under the Mechanic's Lien Act and Parts 3 and 4 of the Family Services Act.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Minister of Health and Community Services extended the public health emergency in the province for a period of 14 days effective July 31, 2020.

The Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources announced a $400,000 seafood marketing and innovation fund that will support the marketing of seafood products for retail and establish other markets for seafood sales in light of the impact of COVID-19 on restaurant sales.

Nova Scotia

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

Ontario

The government announced the reopening of in-class learning for elementary schools province-wide five days a week in September.  Secondary schools with lower risk are set to open with a normal daily schedule, while most secondary schools will begin the school year with part-time attendance alternating between in-person and online learning.

The government also announced that licensed child care centres across the province will be permitted to open at full capacity, beginning September 1, 2020. Protocols and guidelines are expected to be released in the coming days. Additional funding will be provided to help child care operators and centres purchase supplies and to support staffing needs relating to new procedures.

Prince Edward Island

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

Quebec

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

Saskatchewan

The government announced that it was further expanding the Temporary Wage Supplement Program to include all workers, regardless of income level, at integrated healthcare facilities which provide both short-term and long-term health care.

Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon

In the Yukon, the government announced that Phase 3 of its reopening plan will begin on August 1, 2020.

In the Northwest Territories, the government announced that its annual Tourism Business Mentorship Program will be delivered virtually. Tourism businesses can apply online until August 17, 2020.

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

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