Public Service Occupational Health Program COVID-19 Guidance

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Workplace Preventive Practices



Choosing the right mask

Local Considerations – Work with the Department/Agency OHS Program

Personal Protective Equipment

Screening for staff, clients and visitors

Passive Screening

Signage can be placed at the entrances stipulating that employees/clients/visitors return home if they are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (avoiding public transportation). Passive screening language should include the following:

STOP. Do not enter this facility if you have been:

Individuals who respond “yes” to any of the questions should not enter the facility, and should stay home and self-isolate unless otherwise advised by the local public health authority.

Active Screening

Physical distancing

Cleaning and disinfecting



Rapid testing in public service organizations

Illness in the workplace

If someone starts showing symptoms

Managers’ Responsibilities


Guidance for Federal Health Professionals

Mental Health and Wellness Supports

Contact Information

Other Sources of Information

Public Health Agency of Canada

Global Affairs Canada

Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

Justice Canada

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

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