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As of ​July 13, 2020, when you enter into a public indoor space or use a public transit service in Simcoe Muskoka, you will be required to wear a face covering. Visit the Simcoe Muskoka Health Uni​t website for more information. 


FAQ’s- Wearing a Fac​e Covering in All Indoor Public Spaces 


Sector Specific Guidelines for Re-Opening


The Province of Ontario has developed a framework for re-opening the Province as well as s​ector specific ​resources​ to help protect workers ​and the general public from ​coronavirus and a Guide on How to Develop a Workplace Safety Plan​​.

Recommendations include:

•    Have a plan and supplies to keep all work surfaces and high touch areas clean; 

•    Provide sanitizer or wash stations for staff and customers; 

•    Control the number of people in the business premises and manage traffic flow to ensure social distancing of two meters; 

•    Use cloth masks and face covers when physical distancing can’t be maintained (Public Health recommends non-medical cloth masks for the general public); 

•    P​rovide signage that communicates to employees and customers health and safety protocols while in the store; and where possible, 

•    Minimize contact with customers by continuing to offer and encourage online shopping, curbside delivery and contactless payment. 


Guidance and Posters from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development​

•    Food Processing Sector

•    Restaurant and Food Services Sector 

•    Agriculture Sector​

•  ​​  Manufacturing Sector ​



Workplace Safety Guidance Documents

Retail:

    Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: Public Health Guidance for Retail Stores ​

    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Retail Sector ​

•    Guidance for Curbside Pickup or Delivery Services ​

•    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Stock, Produce, Meat and Grocery Associates​

•    ​ Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Food Retail Sector 

•  ​  Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Cashiers ​

•    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Garden Centre Sector

​    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Retail General Labour Employee​

​•    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Customer Service Representatives ​

•    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Commercial Industrial Sector ​

•    Road to Retail  Recover​y Playbook ​

•    Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe - Open for Business Recovery Kit 

•    Township of Clearview: COVID-19 Customer Education Resources​


Auto Servic​e and Sales:​

•   Workplace Safety & Prevention for Vehicle Sales & Service Sector

•  Workplace Safety & Prevention for Service Managers, Service Technicians and Other Vehicle Sales/Employer


Restaurants and Foodservices:

•   ​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Restaurants Servers, Cooks and Dishwashers

​​​    Ontario Implementing Additional Measures at Bars and Restaurants to Help Limit the Spread of COVID-19

•  ​​  Dine Safe Resource Guide for ​Creating Guest Confidence and Comfort  ​​

•  ​ ​ COVID-19 Guidance for Food Premises

•  ​ ​ Restuaurant Canada: Navatigating COVID-19​

•  ​ ​ COVID-19 Guiance for Food Premises

•  ​ ​ Information Bulletin: Liquor sales licensees may extend their patios for the duration of 2020 once permitted to open

•   ​​COVID-19 Publuc Health Guidance for Re-Opening a Food Premise for Outdoor Dining

•   Public Washroom​​

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Tourism:

•   Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Golf Course​

•   Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Marinas During COVID-19

•   ​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Tourism and Hospitality Sector

•   Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Hotel Reception, Room Service and Frontline Staff

•   Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Housekeeping/Laundry Employees in Tourism Sector​

• ​  Re-Opening RV Parks and Campgrounds 

   Guidance for Campgrounds 

   The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide 

​   Golf Operation Safety Tips 

​   Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Guidance on Health and Safety for Outdoor Recreation and Drive-in​​

​   ​Public Washrooms​



Agriculture/Agri-Food:

•   ​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Agri-Food Processing During COVID-19

•   ​​Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Farm Workers​

•   ​ Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Agricultural Supervisors​

•   ​​​​ Transportation of Agricultural Workers

•    ​​​​​Ontario Federation of Agriculture​


Manufacturing:

•    ​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Manufacturing

•    ​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Quality Control Engineers and Technicians

•    ​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Supervisors, Production & Operations Management

•    ​​​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Warehouse Workers, Forklift Operators & Material Handlers

•    ​​​​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Health and Safety Warehousing Sector


Office:​

•    ​​​​​​​​​Health and Safety Guidance for Employers in Office Settings

•    ​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Office Administration and Secretarial Staff

Taxi/Rideshare:​

•    ​​​​​​​​​​Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit: COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Taxi/Rideshare Drivers​


Childcare:​

•    ​​​​​Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 for Childcare Centre

•    ​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Childcare Provider​

•    COVID-19: Precautions When Working In A Day Camp​

•    COVID-19 Guidances: Summer Day Camps

•    ​​COVID-19 Public Health Guidance fr Day Camps

•    COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Opening Day Camps

​​​•    ​​​​​​Operational Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak for Child Care Re-Opening

•    ​​​​​​COVID-19: SMDHU Guidance for Emergency Childcare Settings



Outdoor Maintenance and Construction:​

•    ​​​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Lawn Care Workers

•    ​​​​​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance Employees During COVID-19

•    ​​​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Equipment Operators and General Labourers During COVID-19

•    ​​​​​​​​​​Construction Site Health and Safety During COVID-19

•    Guidance on Tool Sharing During COVID-19

•    Guidance on Personal Protection Equipment Cleaning During COVID-19

•    ​​Guidance on Handling and Receiving Packages on Construction Sites During COVID-19

•    ​​​Guidance on Worker Procedure (Handling Paperwork) on Construction Site During COVID-19

•    ​​​Guidance on Lunchroom Practices for Construction Sites During COVID-19

•    ​​​Guidance on COVID-19 Screening for Construction

•    ​​​​​Guidance on Construction Site Trailers During COVID-19

•    ​​​​​​Construction Guidance on End of Shift Best Practices During COVID-19​

•    ​​​​​​​​Guidance for On-Site Construction Sanitation During COVID-19

•    ​​​​​​​​​Guidance on Workers' Responsibilities with COVID-19 on Construction Sites

•    ​​​​​​​​​​Guidance on Construction Supervisor Responsibilities

•    ​​​​​​​​​​​Guidance on Construction Facility Hygiene During COVID-19

•    ​​​​​​​​​​​​Guidance on Shipping and Receiving During COVID-19​


Healthcare and Personal Service:

•  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Health and Safety Guidance for Foodservice Workers in Healthcare for COVID-19
  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 for Community Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centres

•  ​Health and Safety for Long-Term Care

•  ​​Physician and Primary Care Provider Health and Safety Guidance During COVID​-19

•  Acute Care Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19

•  Dental Office Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19

•  ​​Home Care and Community Services Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19

•  ​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Personal Support Worker

•  ​​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Nurse in Healthcare

•  ​​​​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Housekeeping/Laundry in Healthcare

•  ​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 Precautions When Working as a Recreation Worker in Healthcare

•  ​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working in Administration in Healthcare

•  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Paramedic

•  ​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Health and Safety in Personal Services

•  ​​Health and Safety During COVID-19 for Social & Community Services (Group Homes)

•  ​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Social & Community Services Worker

•  ​​​​COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care

•  ​​​​Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 For Dental Offices

•  ​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working As An Optometrist

•  ​​COVID-19 Guidelnes for Personal Service Settings


Funeral Homes:

•  ​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Service for Funeral Workers​


Transit:

•  ​​​​​Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 for Transit Employers

•  ​​​​​​​COVID-19: Precautions When Working as a Tra​nsit Worker


Utilities:

•  Guidance on Performing Powerline Technician Tasks

Waste Collection:

•  Waste Collection Worker Health and Safety During COVID-19


Logistics:

•    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Logistics
•    Guidance on Mental Awareness for Transport Drivers During COVID-19

•    Guidance on Precautions for Transport Drivers During COVID-19

•    ​​Guidance for Fueling​ of Vehicles During COVID-19

•    ​​​Guidance for Handling and Receiving Packages

•    ​​​​​Guidance on Cleaning and Sanitizing Inside Your Vehicle
•    ​​​​​​​Transportation Service Health and Safety During COVID-19
•    ​​​​​​​​​Guidance on Rest Stop Hygiene During COVID-19

•    ​​​​​​​​​​​Guidance on Providing Truck Drivers Access to Washrooms During COVID-19
•    ​​Guidance on Commercial Vehicle Drivers Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
•    ​​Guidance on Hours of Service and Fatigue Management (for Drivers) During COVID-19


Culture and Recreation Services:​

•    Workplace Safety and Prevention Services for Television Hosts, Technical Crews and Other Employees During COVID-19​

•    COVID-19: Precautions When as a Park & Recreation Worker

•    Health and Safety Guidance for Parks and Recreation Employers

​    Workplace Safety & Prevention ​​​Services Guidance for Television, Film, and Live Performance Sector During COVID-19​

​    ​Health and Safety Guidance During COVID-19 for Library Employers

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COVID-19: Pracautions when Working as a Library Worker​


Correctional Services:​​

•    Precautions When Working as a Correctional Officers

Forestry:

•    Workplace Safety for Forestry Sector During COVID-19

Veterinary Services:

•    ​​Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for Veterinary Services, Pet Groomers, Dog Walkers, Boarding and Animal Care​


Other Information:

•    ​Province of Ontario Workplace Personal Protective Equipment Supplier Directory

•    ​​Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace

•    ​​Mask Use for Non-Healthcare Workers

•    ​​​​When and How to Wear a Mask

•    ​​​​​Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings

•    ​​​​​​How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Older Adult/Chronic Medical Conditions

•    ​​​​​​​Understanding Physical Distancing

•    ​​​​​​​​How to Wash Your Hands