Civil servants, Maskman date to return workplace to full capacity has been lifted: Health Canada

Mask’s obligations to civil servants have been lifted and government ministries will do their utmost to return to work. Health Canada said in an update to the Occupational Health Guidance on May 16.

“If you can maintain physical distance on your workstation or meeting, you can remove the mask,” said the Federal Health Department. news releasePeople added that it should continue to wear medical masks or respirators in difficult indoor spaces Maintain Physical distances such as elevators, entrances, corridors, stairwells, etc.

Health Canada said government ministries could return to full occupancy of the building with a “hierarchical approach” to control the spread of COVID-19, with “appropriate use of workplace precautions”. Said. Occupational environment..

There is no longer active screening of employees and visitors necessary In most workplaces, signs remain to prevent symptomatic people from entering commercial buildings and administration buildings. Other precautions such as ventilation, hygiene, and hand hygiene are still recommended in federal workplaces.

Employees in close contact with confirmed or presumed cases of COVID-19 can enter the workplace without symptoms, while employees with positive or symptomatic test results are asymptomatic. You will be asked to stay away for at least 7 days until you become.

The latest guidance, produced by the Health Organization’s Public Services Industrial Health Program (PSOHP), states that advice is “non-normative.”Instead, Health Canada has taken a unique preventative approach to federal ministries to curb the spread of COVID-19, with its Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary.Re- Ultimate responsibilityble For the health and safety of our employees.

Under PSOHPHealth Canada I am in charge of offer Occupational health advice and guidance to more than 125 departments and institutions representing more than 250,000 Canadian civil servants.

Requires PSOHP Since the outbreak of the Omicron wave in December 2021, civil servants have worn masks indoors and asked departments and agencies to check the occupancy level of the building and increase remote work.

The removal of civil servant masking obligations will take place months after some states begin to relax restrictions on facial coverings.apart from Phased removal of some restrictions in March, Civil servant I still needed Wear a mask indoors And in a crowded setting outdoors.

March 1st Alberta and Saskatchewan It was the first state to remove the obligation to mask, and most other states withdrew public health measures in the same month. May 14th Quebec became the last state Remove the obligation of masking in public places.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.