COVID-19 Resource Centre

Tools and resources for workers and employers

As COVID-19 Public Health measures and restrictions gradually ease, employers continue to have a duty to protect their workers. During this time, organizations should consider the measures and hazard controls that will remain in the workplace in order to support workplace safety and business continuity. Below are resources to assist you during this time of transition.

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If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has, use Ontario’s self-assessment tool to help determine if you need to seek further care. For the latest information on how to protect yourself, visit and Public Health Ontario.

Infection Prevention & Control at Work


Infectious hazards may exist in any type of workplace. It is everyone’s responsibility (e.g., employer, supervisor and worker) to recognize and control these hazards with the same diligence as other workplace health and safety hazards.


Relevant for all Ontario workers across all sectors, this free, 30-minute eLearning program will equip workers with knowledge in how infections spread and what action can be taken to protect themselves and others from infectious hazards in the workplace.


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Public Health Measures


COVID-19 Vaccination

Ontario’s vaccine program
Learn about Ontario’s vaccination program to help protect us against COVID 19.
COVID-19 vaccines and workplace health and safety
Learn how COVID-19 vaccines help protect you and make your workplace safer.
OHS Considerations for Implementing a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
This document was designed to support employers who are considering implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy.


COVID-19 worker and employee screening
Take this self-assessment to screen before going to work each day, if you were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.
Screening for COVID-19: guidance for employers
Learn about workplace screening for COVID-19 to help protect workers and how rapid antigen (point-of-care) tests can fit into your screening program.

Masking and PPE

Face coverings and masks
Learn about face coverings or masks and how to properly wear, fit, remove and clean your mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
PPE in Non-Healthcare Workplaces During COVID-19
This fact sheet is designed to assist organizations and the frontline worker understand the benefits and limitations of the various types of facial PPE.
PPE in Police Workplaces During COVID-19
This fact sheet is designed to assist Police organizations and the frontline worker with understanding the benefits and limitations of the various types of facial PPE.

COVID-19 HCW Donning and Doffing Posters and Checklists

These resources are designed to assist healthcare workers (HCWs) and paramedics on the correct donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).


COVID-19 Police Donning and Doffing Posters and Checklists

These resources are designed to assist police service workers on the correct donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).


Public Health Ontario Donning and Doffing Full PPE Videos

Step-by-step demonstrations of how to properly put on and take off full personal protective equipment for droplet/contact precautions.

Cleaning and Disinfection

COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces to lower the chance of COVID-19 spreading in your home, workplace and public spaces.
Cleaning and disinfection for public spaces
Guidance on cleaning and disinfection of public settings, including schools, transit, colleges/universities, retail locations and others.

Physical Distancing

COVID-19 Posters
This suite of posters provide COVID-19 guidance for essential service sectors. While the posters are based on information from the sector guidance notes, they can be used across several sectors. It is recommended that these posters are printed and posted in highly visible areas around the workplace.
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Cette série d’affiches fournit une orientation sur la COVID-19 à l’intention des secteurs de services essentiels.

Workplace Safety Planning


Preparedness, thoughtful planning and coordination will be fundamental for organizations to navigate through the pandemic safely and sustainably. The following tools and resources can support employers and workplaces as they respond to meet the occupational health and safety needs of their communities.

MLTSD workplace safety plan builder
All employers are encouraged to develop a COVID-19 workplace safety plan and to review and update it regularly.
General Infectious Disease Risk Assessment Tool
The following tools and appendices have been developed for broader public organizations to help them identify and assess infectious disease risks, develop controls and an action plan to protect workers or others in the workplace.
Infectious Disease Threats Risk Assessment Tool for Acute Care
This tool follows a six-step risk management process and is divided into two worksheets: Risk Identification and Analysis Worksheet; and Risk Assessment and Management Worksheet.

Return to the Workplace Readiness Assessment

A self-administered questionnaire to help businesses assess how prepared they are for returning to the workplace following COVID-19.


Return to the Workplace Roadmap

An action plan template for businesses to build their Return to the Workplace plan structured into 3 stages of recovery.


COVID-19 Prevention & Response Policy

This sample policy is designed to be part of a workplace emergency preparedness and response plan.


Business Continuity Planning Checklist for a Pandemic

A strategic planning process called business continuity planning can assist small or larger businesses in the development of a comprehensive and effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for adverse events e.g. pandemic.


Small Business Continuity Planning Checklist for a Pandemic

This tools will enable organizations to identify gaps in their business continuity planning processes and allow them to develop an action plan to close the gaps.


Maintaining an Effective JHSC During Emergency Situations

This PSHSA Fast Fact is intended to provide workplace parties with the information on maintaining an effective JHSC during emergency situations.

COVID-19 Inspection Checklist for JHSCs

The sample COVID-19 Inspection Checklist is designed to assist JHSCs in assessing various aspects of the workplace and determine whether or not corrective action is necessary.


COVID-19: Worker and Employer Duty to Report

This fast fact provides the basic information that you need to know about Worker and Employer illness reporting duties.


OHS Considerations for Reopening & Operating During the Pandemic

This CSA Report reviews and summarizes occupational health and safety practices that can support safer reopening and ongoing operation of workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ontario Together: Help Fight Coronavirus

Get free rapid tests for your organization, sell supplies to government, search for PPE suppliers and testing services or apply for funding.


Custom COVID-19 Consulting Services

PSHSA has the expertise and resources to support your organization through the recovery phase of the pandemic.

Ministry of Health Guidance


Ministry of Health Guidance for the Healthcare Sector

Guidance documents on COVID-19 have been produced for a number of health and other sectors.


Ministry of Health Directives

Orders, Directives, Memorandums and Other Resources from the Ministry of Health.

Supporting Healthy Businesses and Workers


The following resources provide tips and guidance to help workers find balance and stay healthy and safe both at work and at home during this unprecedented time.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – Support for Businesses
Learn about federal programs and benefits to find the support you need for your business.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan – Support for Individuals
Learn about federal programs, benefits and supports that are available to you.
COVID-19: Help for Businesses in Ontario
Learn about changes to government programs and available supports as your business recovers from COVID-19.

COVID-19: Support for Ontarians

Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19 from the Ontario Government.


Mental Health and COVID-19

Join the conversation with Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workplace Productivity at the Conference Board of Canada.


Resources to Support Healthy Workers during COVID-19

Learn about topics like coping with uncertainty, staying productive while working from home, and more.


First Responders and the Novel Coronavirus - The Designated Officer's Role

With the growing concerns of the Novel Coronavirus, the role of the Designated Officer within each emergency service is increasing. This webinar reviews the behavior of viruses and the Novel Coronavirus specifically.


The Role of Ventilation as a Control for COVID-19 in Workplaces

This webinar was presented on October 1, 2020, providing an overview of aerosol science, the role of ventilation as a control measure, and evaluation of a HVAC system.

Reexperience Our Virtual Conference Sessions


PSHSA hosted two recent virtual conferences exploring the impacts of COVID-19 and supporting workplaces in keeping their employees, customers and communities safe. Tune into these recorded sessions for insights and guidance from thought leaders and health and safety experts spanning a range of industries across Canada.


The Workplace, Reimagined - November 17, 2020


Return to the Workplace - June 16, 2020

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