Dear Members,

Please see the CUPE National website for up to date COVID-19 information, including:

– Canada Emergency Response Benefit Q&A
– Income Supports for Workers
– Health and Safety Guidelines
– COVID-19 Fact Sheet

…and much more.

Please visit the link below:

Pubic Health information:
905 688 8248 ext 7019 toll free 1 888 505 6074

Telehealth Ontario: 1 866 797 0000

Service Canada:
www.servicecanada.gc.ca or dedicated number for COVID-19 employment insurance sick claims 1 833 381 2725

World Health Organization:

Self Assessment Tool:

Information from Public Health, World Health Organization:

The best way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 is to avoid all non-essential travel as per Federal and Provincial health authorities. Anyone who has traveled outside of Canada as of March 13, 2020 is recommended to self isolate for 14 days.

Wash your hands often with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.

Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily. Use a disinfectant and follow manufacturers directions.

Call ahead if visiting your health care provider for infectious symptoms so they can plan to protect others from the spread.

Avoid touching hands, eyes, and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and get plenty of rest.