Health Care Workers' Ability to Work

Healthcare Workers' Ability to Work & Children with COVID-19 Symptoms

Joseph Brant Hospital is committed to providing a safe environment for patients, families, visitors and staff. To help prevent the spread of infections we ask that you review the following resources when making decisions about your ability to work. 

Visual flow chart showing when a healthcare worker should come to work and when they should not

Healthcare Workers

Symptomatic healthcare workers

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell
  • Let your Manager know you are sick
  • Contact Employee Health Services at ext. 7434 to speak with the Occupational Health Nurse. They will provide information and direction about testing and return to work guidelines.

Children & Family 

Member of your household

  • If a family member of your household is symptomatic, but you are not— report to work.
  • Maintain physical distance from the person showing symptoms or being tested.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms. If you develop symptoms, stay home and contact Employee Health Services at ext. 7434.They will provide information and direction about testing and return to work guidelines.

 

Positive member of your household or close contact

  • Contact Employee Health Services ext. 7434 to speak with the Occupational Health Nurse. They will provide information and direction about testing and return to work guidelines. 

Absences to to support children and other members of your household

  • Employees are not entitled to use paid sick leave (STD/HOODIP) to support absences for children or family members.

Healthcare Worker Travel

  • If you choose to travel, you must self-isolate for 14 days on return to Canada
  • Self-isolation is not the same as sick-time. It must be approved by your Manager.

Questions 

If you have questions about your ability to work, please contact Employee Health Services at ext. 7434. 

 

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