Information for Specific Sectors

The Ontario government, in partnership with Ontario’s health and safety associations, has released more than 170 health and safety guidance resources covering a wide range of workplaces.

Visit: Ontario Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace (with guidance documents for specific sectors)


TBDHU has also developed guidelines and tips for specific work settings. See the list below.

Food Premises

Grocery and Food Retail Stores

Personal Service Settings

Workplaces with Communal Living Arrangements

There are special considerations for worksites that provide communal living arrangements for staff such as mines in remote locations.

  • Infection prevention and control measures mentioned above should be followed. All workers and essential visitors should be instructed to self-monitor for COVID-19 signs and symptoms and inform their supervisor as soon as they begin to feel unwell.  Workers and essential visitors should be screened at the start and end of each shift.  
  • Instruct staff who answer YES to any of the screening questions (in the Screening tab above) to go home, to self-isolate immediately and call TBDHU at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 294-6630 for further instructions.
  • When it is not possible for staff experiencing symptoms to go home, immediately place them away from others and call TBDHU for further direction.  Be prepared to support staff to access testing and safely self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Wherever possible, provide separate rooms, units or an alternate shelter location for the purpose of self-isolation. Ideally, this location would also have a separate washroom.
  • Encourage staff in self-isolation to keep a 2 metre (6 foot) distance from others. Wear a mask (especially in indoor public settings and public transportation). Ensure staff are educated on the proper use of masks and have access to new masks.
  • If separate isolation rooms are not possible, mitigate risk of transmission through other means (e.g. group isolation in a separate room or floor, spacing and placement of beds or furnishings, temporary physical barriers between beds, frequent cleaning and disinfection routines). Open windows to increase ventilation.

            Health Care

            Information for health care workers can be found on the TBDHU COVID-19 for Health Care Providers page and the Public Services Health and Safety Association COVID-19 guidance documents and resources.

            Dental Care

            The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario has released guidelines for dentists: COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Care 

            Public Services Health and Safety Association has released Health and Safety Guidance during COVID-19 for Dental Offices.

            Childcare, Schools and Day Camps



            Day Camps

            Last Updated: 30/07/2020