Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Workplaces

The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Employment Act to remove the provision requiring a doctor's note or certificate in order to access leave. Requesting written verification from physicians or HealthLine 811 is unnecessary and prevents these resources from being properly utilized at this time.

All workplaces and organizations should be implementing their business continuity plans or assessing the risk of exposure and transmission for their staff and clients and make operational decisions accordingly.

Testing of Employees

As businesses resume operations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have an obligation to maintain a safe workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information see: COVID-19 Workplace Information.

However, prior to implementing any policy requiring asymptomatic employees to be tested for COVID-19 and to disclose these results, employers should consider the employees' rights.

Testing is available to anyone working outside the home, including those currently working or returning to work as part of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan, who desire a test. Testing is voluntary. For more information see: Testing Information.

If a Public Health investigation determines that an individual poses a risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace, Public Health directs the actions required in consultation with the employer. Public Health will arrange for testing of individuals in the workplace as appropriate to the setting and the risk assessment. For more information see: Q&A for Employers: Role of Public Health in COVID-19 Case and Contact Follow-up.

 

Additional Information

Use of Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings in Community and Workplace Settings

Update: Self-Isolation for Non-Health Care Workers

COVID-19 Appropriate Use of PPE for Employers

COVID-19 Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection - Information for Public Facilities (Updated April 3, 2020)

Q&A for Employers: Role of Public Health in COVID-19 Case and Contact Follow-up (April 12, 2020)

Letter to employers regarding sick note

COVID-19 Questions and Answers on Leaves, Layoffs and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace (May 20, 2020)

Bill 207 - The Saskatchewan Employment Act (Public Health Emergency Leave)

Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces during COVID-19 (Government of Canada)

Understanding Occupational Health and Safety in Saskatchewan

Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide to Employment Standards in Saskatchewan

 

As restrictions are gradually lifted in the province, additional information will continue to be added to the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan based on direction from public health officials and input from businesses and service providers. Saskatchewan employers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with COVID-19 Workplace Information under the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan and to follow the guidelines to ensure the province can continue to re-open in a safe manner without a significant increase in the transmission of COVID-19.

Employment Standards Division
Tel: 1-800-667-1783
Email: employmentstandards@gov.sk.ca

Occupational Health and Safety Division
Tel: 1-800-567-7233

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