COVID 19 Resource Links

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.



COVID-19 testing is available by appointment to decrease wait times, ensure an orderly flow and to protect patients and staff by ensuring a safe physical space can be provided at the sites.

You can get an appointment time by:

  • Calling Hamilton Public Health Services at 905-974-9848.
  • Calling your family doctor

COH COVID-19 Self-Assessment _Oct 2020


MLTC Memo to Sector re COVID-19 Testing for Long-Term Care Home Staff July 16 2020

COVID-19 Surveillance Testing FAQ re LTC Homes Staff Testing July 16 2020

Ministry of Health ON COVID 19 Guide for Workplace Outbreaks

Resources to Prevent COVID 19 in the Workplace

Directive 5 October 8 2020


Health and safety practices while working during a pandemic June 2020

Health & Safety COVID Checklist


Guide to COVID 19 Work Refusal

Guide to the Work Refusal Process

WSIB Exposure Form 3959a_01_20_fs


CUPE National

CUPE Guide to COVID 19 Quarantine March 13 2020

CUPE Fact Sheet Local State of Emergency – EN

CUPE Fact Sheet Ontario’s State of Emergency – EN

CUPE Fact Sheet Job-protected leave – EN

CUPE Fact Sheet Water and Wastewater – EN

CUPE Fact Sheet PPE Use and Care

CUPE Fact Sheet Masks and Respirators

CUPE Fact Sheet Bargaining During COVID 19 – EN

CUPE Guide for Health Care Workers COVID 19 _EN

Guide COVID 19 for Home Care Community Care and Social Services _EN

CUPE Fact Sheet Public Health

CUPE Fact Sheet Critical Municipal Services

Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers in the Municipal Sector

CUPE Fact Sheet Critical DSSAB Services_2020_04_EN

CUPE Fact Sheet Domestic Violence Support Services_2020_04_21

CUPE Fact Sheet LHINs_2020_04_24_EN

CUPE Fact Sheet Mental Health Services

Preventing exposure to COVID-19 Child Care June 2020

Employer Obligations for Returning to Work During COVID-19 CUPE June 2020

Preventing exposure to COVID-19 Child Care June 2020

Preventing exposure to COVID-19 Community and Social Services June 2020

City of Hamilton Employer Q&A: 

COH COVID-19 Self-Assessment _Oct 2020

City of Hamilton Employee COVID19 Q

Public Health Information:

Hamilton Public Health

Ontario Minister of Public Health 

World Health Organization 

Financial Supports

Changes to Employment Insurance and New Canada Recovery Benefits: Q&A

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: