We encourage our members to directly speak with their Supervisor/Manager regarding the specific impacts to their position and nature of work.
Please note the difference of self directed isolation (based on your personal concerns) and medically directed isolation (showing symptoms and directed by a professional to quarantine). The difference impacts eligibility of benefits.
Please be aware the situation is changing and we will do our best to address your concerns.
City of Hamilton Employer Q&A:
Public Health Information:
Employment Insurance: There is a one-week waiting period for regular EI benefits. The waiting period for EI benefits related to sick claims has been waived by the Federal government in response to COVID19. This may also be under consideration for regular EI benefits
New Federal Emergency Benefit: