This wave of the COVID 19 pandemic has seen the largest number of cases locally and around the country affecting many workplaces. The Omicron variant is now the dominant strain and is significantly more infectious than previous variants. Although vaccination and booster doses are helping protect against serious illness and poor outcomes, being vaccinated does not mean that you cannot transmit and spread the virus to those around you if you become exposed and infected. This is why it is so important that workplaces and individuals continue to have multiple protective layers in the workplace, and exercise caution in the choices they make during off hours. Public health measures continue to be our best defence on keeping workplaces open and reducing strain on the health care system.
We ask you to ensure that you and your employees continue to practice public health measures including:
These measures will reduce the number of high risk contacts in your workplace
A poster on how to identify a high risk contact in the workplace is linked below for your guidance. As cases increase we may be required to change our process in following up workplace outbreaks. Please check our website for the most up to date information 3806b COVID-19 Who is a Close Contact at Work (healthunit.org)
- A message from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit,
Community Health Protection