Landcare Covid-19 Response Plan

“Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough Teams Do.”

Landcare Team,
It is vital that we have COVID-19 protocols.

DON’T come in to work if you have any symptoms of a cold, flu, allergies, or other that could even be perceived as COVID 19. *immediately inform your crew leader/captain and the office.

DON’T go out to any large gatherings of people, you do – you are expected to quarantine yourself for 14 days!

Strictly follow hygiene protocols and social distancing as recommended by Health Canada, which have been emailed to you and clearly posted on our office doors.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms.html?topic=tilelink

Landcare qualifies as an essential service in Ontario .

https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces

The following rules are how we are going to schedule work and manage the risk.

  1. Crew will be set up with specific crew members and will not change for any reason! Only those people will be allowed in close contact inside a vehicle traveling to and from properties.
  2. Employees with Landcare vehicles, will be asked to pick up crew members who normally travel by TTC. Employees with personal vehicles or options for non-public transportation will be advised to avoid public transit.
  3. We will be setting staggered start times, so crews should have no or limited contact with others. Crew leaders will pick-up, and drop off their own route sheets/job packages.
    *do not congregate in a group if you see other crews here, keep your distance!
  4. If a crew member develops symptoms or exposure to someone with Covid-19, it will be determined as per Health Canada guidance what the next steps are. By keeping the crews set and separate, these incidents should only effect that one crew and not everyone in the division.
    1. A team member develops symptoms or gets sick; inform the office and your crew leader/captain immediately! *DON’T COME TO WORK!
    2. The crew leader should review with management to determine how the rest of the crew will proceed, based on their Health Canada guidance and their best judgment.

5. FYI: We are following similar separate scheduling and doing remote work in the office as well. So if you need to speak with someone at the office, please call or email them to discuss or set an appt.

NOTE: As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe, employers and employees need to know their legal rights and obligations as it relates to the Canadian workplace.

You are required to disclose to your employer if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 because in the present circumstances it is reasonable to require proactive disclosure due the risk of transmission.

An employee is required to disclose if he or she has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Similarly, an employee can be required to disclose travel outside of Canada or on a cruise ship within the past 14 days. This includes indirect travel, such as a plane “stopping-over” in an area, because new passengers and service individuals from that area may come into contact with existing passengers and crew. Attendance at large gatherings is also discouraged and should be monitored.

An employer must make every effort to keep private your personal information and it will not be broadly disclosed to others.

Employees have the right to refuse to perform work if they hold a bona fide belief a “physical condition” in the workplace constitutes a risk to their health or safety. Generally, this involves concern over equipment or machinery. However, it is possible “physical condition” may also include concern for the spread of a serious illness such as COVID-19. In the event of a work refusal, an employer has an obligation to place the refusing employee in an area where he or she is safe, and perform an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the refusal.

COVID-19 TESTING CENTRES in Toronto

Thank you,

Lana Terpstra Adm

(416) 410-0320 Ext.1
lanat@landcare.ca