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Coronavirus situation is very disruptive to business from several perspectives. As your association, we continue to investigate and prepare info and provide this to you and update this page as required:

 

Canada’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic – Info and implications for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector

Update On PPE Equipment availability 

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners

COVID-19 Tips for Food Processors

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has a number of tip sheets for COVID19 best practice recommendations Upload and share best practices pandemic portal


CFIA preventing & responding to COVID-19 in meat slaughter & processing establishments. Steps that meat establishments are required to take to address exposure risks for both establishment and CFIA employees.


Federal support: New info added as the situation evolves, so refer back regularly.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html under “Support to Businesses”. 

BDC https://www.bdc.ca/en/pages/home.aspx, and EDC https://www.edc.ca/ Both the Canada Emergency Business Account and SME Loan and Guarantee program will be administered by private-sector financial institutions. 


handy poster and general info regarding protection in the workplace.

How coronavirus infections spread:  Health Canada identifies that it spreads through the air by:

  • coughing & sneezing; close personal contact like touching or shaking hands; touching something with the virus on it then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands.

Preventing coronavirus infections: There are no vaccinations currently available. The WHO recommends:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

  • When coughing/sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands.

  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough.

  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.



Where You Can get regular updates?


We encourage everyone to explore and make use of our free workstation setup checklist, break reminder, stretching guide, office ergonomics app, remote work guidelines, and other resources.