New Stay at Home orders issued by Government.
The Government has announced stay at home orders. Please find below an excerpt from information posted by a housing resource association, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association. Please stay home!. For now, I will be coming into work but no one is to come to the office. The decision to work at the office vs working at home will be made on a day to day basis. If you need me, please email me email@example.com.
For emergencies you can see Sarah at unit 11, but you must wear a mask.
For life safety issues, such as fire, please phone 9-1-1.
"On January 12, 2021, the Ontario government declared a second provincial emergency along with additional restrictions, effective immediately for at least 28 days. This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases has doubled in the past two weeks, severely threatening the capacity of the healthcare system.
New measures include:
Stay-at-home order as of Thursday, January 14 at 12:01 am (aside from essential purposes e.g., groceries, medical appointments)
Extended school closures in hotspots until February 10, with emergency childcare available for eligible families
Outdoor gatherings limited to five people, with limited exceptions
Mandatory masks in all indoor spaces and strongly recommended outdoors
Non-essential stores limited to operation between 7 am and 8 pm
Non-essential construction further restricted
Increased inspection and enforcement measures, including in workplaces
Key takeaways for the sector:
Construction on affordable housing projects is permitted to continue
All non-essential workers must work remotely where possible
Supports for organizations and priority communities:
The government did not announce any new supports to accompany these restrictions, but restated supports announced as part of the provincial shutdown on December 26, 2020:
Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide up to $20,000 for eligible businesses to cover decreased revenues, available to some non-profit organizations (applications expected to open shortly)
High Priority Communities Strategy, which will provide $12.5 million to deliver key interventions in priority neighbourhoods
Supporting tenants and staff:
As part of the stay-at-home order, providers must take steps to allow employees to work remotely where possible and support tenants in remaining at home.
As part of the Safe Restart Agreement, the federal government is funding a temporary income support program that allows workers to take up to 10 days of leave related to COVID-19. Find more information about federal supports, including Employment Insurance, Canada Recovery Benefit, Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit.
With the impacts of social isolation on mental health and well-being, members are encouraged to direct staff and tenants to the province’s COVID-19: Support for People website, which has information about many free mental health services and supports"
Please also read the link below for information direct from the Government.
Thanks for following the regulations. I know how difficult this is, but if we all work together we can help stop increased cases!.