June 28, 2021
28 June 2021
A group home worker raised health and safety concerns with us after he and a few colleagues contracted COVID-19.
A group home worker raised health and safety concerns with us after he and a few colleagues contracted COVID-19. He believed they were exposed to a resident who tested positive, and said they had not been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE). We made inquiries with Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services officials, who told us service providers were expected to comply with all safety measures and reporting requirements and that the group home was frequently in contact with public health authorities to ensure it was following recommendations. The Ministry also noted that agencies were required to report PPE shortages. We confirmed that the Ministry provided PPE to the group home, and also referred the worker to Ministry of Labour resources for their workplace safety concerns.
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