Ontario has made it mandatory to screen employees and essential visitors for COVID-19 before they enter the workplace for the day. Here’s how to easily comply – at no cost:
- The screening needs to include three questions, about employees’ health, travel and contacts. If they answer “yes” to any of the questions, they must self-isolate and contact their health provider to determine if they need a COVID-19 test.
- You should keep screening records for 30 days. You can do this on paper or electronically, as long as the questions line up with the province’s COVID-19 Screening Tool for Workplaces.
- Customers do not need to be screened. The regulation only applies to employees and essential visitors, like delivery people, maintenance workers and contractors.
- If an employee is required to self-isolate, please see our web page on paid sick days in Ontario.
This doesn’t need to cost you a cent!
CFIB has put together a quick video tutorial to show you how to create a free online screening tool using Microsoft Forms.
Not a CFIB member? You can still view this tutorial for free.
We have been working closely with the province to make sure the government knows what support your business needs during this crisis. Be sure to check our COVID-19 Help Centre and screening FAQ for more information, or call our Business Helpline at 1-888-234-2232.