Infectious Diseases

Algoma Public Health

COVID-19: Sector Specific Guidance

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Resources and signage from APH and provincial associations are provided by sector to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.


For additional sector-specific health and safety measures to protect workers and customers, review provincial guidance documents from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and provincial health and safety associations (Government of Ontario). 


Ontario has released a guide on how to develop your COVID-19 workplace safety plan. This will help employers create a safer working environment for employees during COVID-19. It will help prepare you to put controls into place to make the workplace safer.




About Face Coverings


Issued July 10, 2020, Algoma Public Health's Medical Officer provided instructions for face coverings that were effective July 17, 2020.


Businesses/organization will be required to adopt a policy that requires all members of the public and employees who enter or remain in an enclosed public space to wear a mask or face covering that covers their mouth, nose and chin without gaping.  


Download a sample policy here


More information can be found in our FAQ - Face Coverings in the Workplace




Additional Resources  


Sample face covering policy

COVID-19 Employee Screening Questionnaire 

Algoma Public Health - Workplace Signage (Indoor/Outdoor/Staff)

Cleaning and Disinfection for Public Settings  

City of Sault Ste. Marie - Reference Guide in the Reopening your Business in light of COVID-19 





Develop your COVID-19 workplace safety plan 

Guidance from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development 

Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces during COVID-19 Outbreak 



Contact Us

If you have questions about what will be open or impacts to your business or employment, call or email:     


Algoma Public Health

Healthy Workplaces Information Line: 705-942-4646 ext. 3273 or 1-866-892-0172


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Ontario Government

Stop the Spread Business Information Line1-888-444-3659