- All workers must self-monitor for symptoms and use the self-assessment tool.
- Infection Prevention and Control or Occupational Health and Safety staff in the workplace can assist in monitoring employee symptoms and provide advice in line with the provincial public health order.
- Employers should have plans in place for increased worker absences due to illness or isolation.
- All businesses must have a workplace illness policy. If a policy does not currently exist or does not align with COVID-19 recommendations, the following should be included:
- Sick employees must stay home or be sent home from work;
- For employees housed in workplace accommodations (i.e. work camps), sick employees must be confined to their rooms until cleared for re-entry into the workforce;
- Sick employees must use the Government of Saskatchewan's self-assessment tool for COVID-19 and follow the subsequent directions.
- When employees go home sick, their work areas must be cleaned and disinfected.
- Practice physical distancing at work:
- Remain two metres apart from others.
- Avoid large crowds.
- Avoid handshakes and any other physical contact with others.
- Avoid unnecessary travel.
- Follow proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Scrub for 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada (DIN or NPN number).
- Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose and eyes.
- Cough/sneeze into the bend of your elbow and then wash your hands with soap and water.
Use of non-medical cloth masks or face coverings in workplace settings
- Non-medical masks or cloth face coverings are not considered personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Recommendations for the use of personal protective equipment are based on risk assessments of specific environments and risk of exposure.
- There may be some non-healthcare work settings for which medical masks may be more appropriate than non-medical masks.
- Masks may not be suitable for all types of occupations. Employers should consult with their Occupational Health and Safety team and local public health before introducing mask-wearing policies to the workplace.
Fact Sheet – Use of non-medical masks or face coverings in community and workplace settings
Appropriate use of non-medical mask