COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Resources

Here you will find updates and resources on COVID-19 protocols from the government, public health unit, municipal services and local agencies and businesses.

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  • Health & Safety
  • Vaccinations
  • Quarantine & Testing
  • Provincial zoning & restrictions
Province of Ontario

currently zoned under the GREY LOCKDOWN restrictions and will be transitioning to a new 3 phase reopening plan. Please use the following links for current information.

Follow local updates through the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit at www.hnhu.org
Government of Ontario – COVID-19 Updates or download the app here
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Health & Safety for Agricultural Workers (Spanish)

Health & Safety for Agricultural Workers (English)

Guidance for employers of temporary foreign workers regarding COVID-19

The Government of Canada has outlined rules for employers regarding the quarantine periods and protocols, pay, living and working accommodations of TFWP & SAWP workers that need to be met during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is current as of March 22, 2021.

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Spanish

Government of Canada COVID-19 Updates

Government of Canada – COVID-19 Guidance for Temporary Foreign Workers

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Spanish

Government of Ontario – COVID-19 symptoms, self-assessment, testing and quarantine

Public Health Ontario

OHCOW COVID-19 Safety Videos for Migrant Workers ( In the public, at work and at home)

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Spanish

Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit COVID-19 Resources for Farm Workers

Handwashing Poster (English)

Handwashing Poster (Spanish)

Housing Daily Cleaning Log (English)

Housing Daily Cleaning Log (Spanish)

Self Isolation Covid-19 (Spanish)

Migrant Worker Health Project – COVID-19 Resources

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OFVGA – Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Grower’s Association

Farm Worker resources ( workplace safety, testing, quarantine, symptoms, health care) in English, Spanish & Thai

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

COVID-19 en espanol

COVID- Colour Chart Restriction Details

Click here for up to date zones and restrictions in Ontario

Green – Prevent

Organized public events, social gatherings, religious services and ceremonies

  • Limits for certain organized public events and social gatherings such as functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 10 people
    • Outside: 25 people
  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 50 people
    • Outside: 100 people
  • Limits for religious services or ceremonies, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
    • Indoors: 30% capacity of the room

You must wear a mask or face covering and maintain physical distancing during events or social gatherings with individuals outside of your household.

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or barrier required between tables
  • No buffet style service
  • Mask or face coverings required except when eating or drinking
  • Passive patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel)
  • Require contact information for one patron per seated party
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required when a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a face covering or separated by plexiglass

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Capacity limits per venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Classes: 50 people indoors or 100 people outdoor
    • Spectators: 50 indoors or 100 outdoors
  • Team and individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact— maximum 50 people per league
  • Mask or face coverings required except when exercising or playing sports
  • Passive patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel)

Retail

  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (for example, post signs at all entrances informing people how to screen themselves for COVID-19 before entry
    • This does not apply to indoor malls, which are required to actively screen their customers before they enter the mall. Malls can use the patron screening tool to help meet this requirement ( questionairre, temperature reading)
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required

Personal care services

  • Barbers, Massage Therapists, Nail Salons are open. Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed
  • Passive patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel)

 

Yellow – Protect

Organized public events, social gatherings, religious services and ceremonies

  • Limits for certain organized public events and social gatherings such as functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 10 people Outside: 25 people
  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 50 peopl Outside: 100 people
  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
  • Indoors: 30% capacity of the room indoors
  • Outside: The number of people that can maintain two metres physical distance from each other. Wearing a mask or face covering and maintaining physical distancing is required during events or social gatherings with individuals outside of your household

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 6 people may be seated together indoors, unless they are members of the same household
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Passive patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel)
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Mask or face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Establishments must be closed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions
  • Personal protective equipment, including eye protection, required when a worker must come within 2 metres of another person who is not wearing a mask or face covering or separated by plexiglass

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres for areas of a sport or recreational facility where there are weights or exercise equipment and in exercise and fitness classes
  • Capacity limits per venue, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • each indoor fitness or exercise class can only have a maximum of 10 people and must take place in a separate room or
    • outdoor fitness or exercise class can only have a maximum of 25 people
  • Passive patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel)
  • Team and individual sports must be modified to avoid physical contact
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible; measures to prevent shouting by both instructors and members of the public
  • Masks or face coverings required except when exercising or playing sports
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility

Retail

  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (post signs at all entrances informing people to screen themselves for COVID-19 before entry
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required

Personal care services

  • Barbers, Massage Therapists, Nail Salons are open. Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed
  • Passive patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel)
  • Require contact information from all patrons

 

Orange – Restrict

Organized public events, social gatherings, religious services and ceremonies

  • Limits for certain organized public events and social gatherings such as functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, barbeques or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, or parks, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 10 people Outside: 25 people
  • Limits for organized public events and gatherings in staffed businesses and facilities, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 50 people indoors Outside: 100 people
  • Limits for religious services where physical distancing can be maintained (applied in any venue other than a private dwelling):
    • Indoors: 30% capacity of the room
  • Outside: The number of people that can maintain two metres physical distance from each other. Wearing a mask or face covering and maintaining physical distancing is required during events or social gatherings with individuals outside of your household

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Capacity limits: Indoors: approximately 50% of indoor dining area providing patrons can maintain 2 metres distance
    • Outdoors: the number of people that can be seated providing tables are spaced 2 metres apart or are separated by impermeable barriers
  • Indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, drive through and delivery permitted, including alcohol
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • A sign posted by the establishment in a location visible to the public that states the number of patrons allowed
  • Active screening of patrons is required
  • For indoor dining, patrons may only be seated with members of their same households
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Mask or face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Establishments must be closed from by 10pm
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Dancing, singing and performing music is permitted, with restrictions

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres in areas where there are weights or exercise equipment
  • Capacity limits, where physical distancing can be maintained: 10 per class indoors 25 outdoors
    • No spectators permitted
  • Active screening of patrons required

Retail

  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (post signs at all entrances informing people to screen themselves for COVID-19 before entry)
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering require

Personal care services

  • Barbers, Massage Therapists, Nail Salons are open. Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed
  • Active patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel, temperature reading)
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited

 

Red – Control

Organized public events, social gatherings, religious services and ceremonies

  • Limits for all organized public events and social gatherings, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 5 people Outside: 25 people
  • Limits for religious services where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
    • Indoors: 30% capacity of the room
  • Outside: the number of people that can maintain two metres physical distance from each other. Wearing a mask or face covering and maintaining physical distancing is required during events or social gatherings with individuals outside of your household.

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Capacity limits Indoors: approximately 50% of indoor dining area , providing patrons can maintain 2 metres distance
    • Outside: the number of people that can be seated providing tables are spaced 2 metres apart
  • Indoor and outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery permitted, including alcohol
  • No buffet style service
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • A sign posted by the establishment in a location visible to the public that states the number of patrons they are allowed
  • Active screening of patrons required
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or barrier required between tables
  • For indoor dining, patrons may only be seated with members of their same households
  • Require contact information for all seated patrons
  • Masks or face coverings required except when eating or drinking only
  • Establishments must be closed by 10pm
  • Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m
  • Dancing, singing and the live performance of music is not allowed

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Maintain 2 metres physical distancing at all times
  • Increase spacing between patrons to 3 metres in areas where there are weights or exercise equipment
  • Capacity limits, where physical distancing can be maintained:10 people in indoor areas
    • No spectators permitted
  • Team sports must not be practiced or played except for training (no games or scrimmage)
    • no contact permitted for team or individual sports
  • Face coverings required except when exercising
  • Require contact information for all members of the public that enter the facility
  • Require reservation for entry, active screening of patrons required

Retail

  • Capacity limits of:
    • 75% for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies
    • 50% for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, cannabis stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Stores must post capacity limit publicly
  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (post signs at all entrances informing people to screen themselves for COVID-19 before entry)
  • Stores within the malls subject to appropriate retail measures
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted, including for cannabis stores
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance required inside and outside; face covering also required while in line

Personal care services

  • Barbers, Massage Therapists, Nail Salons are open. Oxygen bars, steam rooms and saunas closed
  • Active patron screening ( may be asked questions regarding symptoms and travel, temperature reading)
  • Require contact information from all patrons
  • Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited

 

Grey – Lockdown

Organized public events, social gatherings, religious services and ceremonies

  • No indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household
  • Limit for outdoor organized public events and social gatherings, where physical distancing can be maintained:10 people
  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, in all venues, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • Indoors: 15% capacity of the room
    • Outside: the number of people that can maintain two metres physical distance from each other
  • Virtual and drive-in events and religious services, rites or ceremonies permitted
  • Wearing a mask or face covering and maintaining physical distancing is required during events or social gatherings with individuals outside of your household

Restaurants, bars and food or drink establishments

  • Indoor dining prohibited, Outdoor dining restricted based on region
  • Take out, drive through, and delivery permitted, including alcohol
  • Capacity limited to allow physical distancing of 2 metres to be maintained
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance and face covering required
  • Masks or face coverings required except when eating or drinking

Sports and recreational fitness facilities

  • Facilities for indoor sports and recreational fitness activities are closed
  • Outdoors maximum 10 people
  • Everyone must maintain at least 3 metres physical distance from each other
  • Activities that are likely to result in coming within 3 metres of others are not permitted
  • Contact information must be provided and maintained for at least one month, and be made available for disclosure if required
  • Active screening of patrons required (customers can use the online screening tool to help meet this requirement)
  • No playing or practising team sports, except for training sessions for members of a sports team (no games or scrimmage)
  • Masks or face coverings required
  • Outdoor recreational amenities (for example, parks, golf courses, ski hills) open with restrictions (for example, no team sports)

Retail

  • In person shopping permitted for retail unless deemed non-essential (curbside pick up and delivery of product allowed)
    • 50%capacity for supermarkets and other stores that primarily sell groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies
    • 25% capacity for all other retail, including discount and big box retailers, liquor stores, cannabis stores, hardware stores and garden centres
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted, including for cannabis stores
  • Stores must post capacity limit publicly
  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons (post signs at all entrances informing people to screen themselves for COVID-19 before entry)
  • Individuals must physically distance and wear a face covering
  • No loitering in shopping malls, and stores within the malls subject to appropriate retail measures
  • Food courts in malls must be closed

Personal care services

  • In-person services prohibited, salons and barbers closed; curbside pick up and delivery of product allowed

 

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