* Vaccine Information and Clinic Schedule

* Children, Youth and COVID-19 Vaccines                        

* Third Dose Vaccine Rollout in Grey Bruce for Certain Immunocompromised Patients

* Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings

Electronic/Printable Vaccine Receipt

* Ontario is currently in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen 

* Sexual health clinics are closed temporarily. If you need birth control prescriptions or STI testing, go to nearest emergency room. For condoms, visit our office during regular hours.

Information for Businesses, Organizations, Operators, Employees and Volunteers

 

The Roadmap to Reopening outlines the three-step plan for reopening for Ontario. Read public health measures, advice and restrictions for a more detailed summary or refer to O. Reg. 82/20  for a complete list of public health and workplace safety measures and restrictions.

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace are available from Ontario to support workplaces to prepare for reopening. General and sector-specific guidelines help to protect workers, customers and the general public.

Grey Bruce Health Unit guidance documents available for workplaces, settings and other inspected premises.

Emergency Orders and Information from the Government of Ontario is also available.

Stop the Spread Business Line at 1-888-444-3659 is for questions about what will be open or impacts to your business. (Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m.―5:00 p.m.).

 

Employers have an obligation to maintain a safe work environment for their workers. To help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, all employers should address the need for a workplace vaccination policy. A workplace vaccination policy is an important measure employers can implement to protect their workers and the public.

 

Workplace Vaccination Policy Resources

Recommendations for COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Template

Grey County Corporate COVID-19 Immunization Policy

Ministers Directive: Long-term care home COVID-19 Immunization Policy

Instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health – Mandatory Vaccine Policies

English          French

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, Guidelines for Implementation

English          French

 

Rapid antigen testing is an additional screening method that can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep workplaces open. Organizations can test on-site and get results in about 15 minutes without shipping to a lab.

Learn about rapid antigen testing and find out if your organization is eligible to access free test kits: Get free rapid tests | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario

Locally, eligible small/medium organizations can access free rapid antigen screening kits through the Owen Sound and District Chamber of Commerce. - Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce (oschamber.com)

For more information, this COVID-19 Guidance is intended for individuals or organizations conducting rapid antigen screening, in Ontario: COVID-19 Antigen POCT Guidance - English (gov.on.ca)

Remember:

  • Rapid antigen testing is used for screening purposes only and NOT for diagnostic purposes. Rapid antigen testing should NOT be used to test for COVID-19 infection in symptomatic individuals or individuals with known close contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
  • Rapid antigen testing does not replace public health measures such as vaccination, symptom screening, physical distancing, masking and hand hygiene
  • In Ontario, some organizations, workplaces and communities are eligible to access free test kits through the Provincial Antigen Screening Program.
  • You can hire or train people to perform testing. Training materials are available. The Ministry of Health has also provided a clinical endorsement for voluntary self-swabbing under the supervision of a trained individual.
  • A positive result on a rapid antigen test is considered a preliminary or presumptive positive. Anyone who receives a positive result must:
    • seek confirmation through a lab-based PCR test within 48 hours
    • isolate until the results of the lab-based test are known

Currently, many community programs like shelters and food banks are continuing to operate as they are deemed Essential.

These spaces should implement infection control protocols including appropriate cleaning and disinfection strategies.

Please note that the Grey Bruce Health Unit is asking individuals to limit congregating in groups while maintaining safe physical distancing (the lower the number of people, the less the risk of transmission) in all settings.  

 

General Screening and Precaution Resources:

 

Community Food Programs

 

Community Care Agencies

 

Supporting Those Experiencing Homelessness

 

Personal Protective Equipment Video: Proper donning and doffing

Public Health is pleased to provide places of business with the option of posting the sample signs that are linked below. Please note, posting of these signs are not mandatory and are simply being provided as a tool if the businesses choose to use them. We stress the importance of ensuring that kindness and acceptance is practiced while respecting individual exemptions to this order.

 

Resources

Be Kind Poster

We Can Prevent the Spread of COVID Poster 1

We Can Prevent the Spread of COVID Poster 2

Attention Poster - Order for Commercial Establishments

Masks Required Poster

Screening Poster

Jan 14 Provincial Face Covering Requirement

Seating Limit Sign

Capacity Limit Sign

Proof of Vaccination Required Poster

For information and resources for businesses and patrons, visit Proof of Vaccination (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

 

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