Paid infectious disease emergency leave is available for certain reasons related to COVID-19, including:
Employers are generally required to pay employees the wages they would have earned had they not taken the leave, up to $200 a day for up to three days.
For more information, please visit, https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-worker-income-protection-benefit
Some of our members are awaiting news on the Provincial Government’s COVID-19 Temporary Pandemic Pay. This payment is aimed at helping frontline staff who are experiencing severe challenges and are at heightened risk during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Pandemic pay will be effective for 16 weeks, from April 24, 2020 until August 13, 2020. The government has advised funding to employers will begin rolling out in early June.
Eligible employees in workplaces may receive:
For more information, please visit Ontario.ca or download and reference the Ministry of Health: Pandemic Pay Implementation Guidelines presentation.
The CERB will pay out $2,000 per month for the next 4 months, backdated to March 15th. CERB will cover members who:
To keep updated as this changes, the following links will provide you with information regarding the CERB:
To keep updated as this changes, the following links will provide you with information regarding federal income supports: