COVID-19 Updates

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Performance Improvements Health & Safety Policy

The health and well-being of our employees and customers remain our highest priority. We want you to know that we are committed to keeping you and our team safe.

Since the beginning, we have followed the guidance of our local health authorities. We will continue to follow these government guidelines and take additional measures to keep you and our team safe as we navigate over the coming weeks and months.

Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore recommends Ontarians to continue wearing a well-fitted, three-layer mask in all public indoor settings. Employees and customers are welcomed to continue to wear their masks at their discretion inside our stores. The mask should properly cover the nose, mouth and chin. Please remember to show respect for others and their individual choices.





Imgrund COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID is airborne, it hangs in the air like smoke. To try and avoid yet another COVID wave, people are recommended to wear a good fitting mask upon entering any indoor location.

Think about which risks are worth taking for you and which are absolutely pointless risks. #CautionYesPanicNo

• Older adults, immunocompromised, unvaccinated and marginalized  groups are still susceptible to severe illness from COVID-19. 

• It's also worth remembering that ZERO percent of kids under 5 are vaccinated.

• COVID infection could lead to long covid & disability, even in mild cases

Ontario Reproduction Number


Ontario should be prepared to reintroduce masks and vax passports experts say

Ontarians should:

• Ensure that they have a complete vaccine series (includes three doses in adults, four in eligible,  high-risk groups).
• Use high-quality masks whenever necessary to protect vulnerable people or themselves.
• Stay home when sick or symptomatic. 


Ontario should:

• Continue improvement of ventilation and air filtration in public indoor spaces.
• Create rapid paths to testing and treatment (e.g., Paxlovid, antibodies) with a focus on equity.
• Be prepared to renew mass COVID-19 vaccination campaigns if needed.
• Be prepared to renew vaccine certificates requiring a recent booster dose for high-risk settings if needed.
• Be prepared to reintroduce mask mandates if needed.
• Maintain protective measures that are appropriate for the general health and wellbeing of those  living and working in congregate care settings such as long-term care.


Only 56% of the world population has now received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, that is still too few to build sufficient immunity globally.



Long COVID a burden for many Canadians  


Coronavirus Links & Resources

COVID-19 Pandemic landing page for Performance Improvements.

P.I. COVID Procedures 2022

DIY Air Purification Designs

Purolator - Service Alerts & Updates

Masks4Canada Room Ventilation and Filtration Guide

Harvard-CU Boulder Portable Air Cleaner Calculator

Indoor Ventilation Assessment and Improvement

Canada COVID-19 Resources

The microCOVID project provides risk estimates for different locations, activities, and personal risk levels.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources

Employment Insurance benefits and leave

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Benefits and services

How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits

How to find out if your business qualifies for the COVID-19 wage subsidy


Government Benefits - Plain-language Version

Updated March 31, 2020. Compiled by Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management, Carleton University using public information.


Ontario COVID-19 Resources

Ontario Reproduction Number

Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19

PHO - COVID-19 Public Resources - Public Health Ontario

Ontario Together: help fight Coronavirus

APMA One Million Mask Challenge

Resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace

Ontario Dashboard




Toronto COVID-19 Resources

Imgrund COVID-19 Dashboard




Other COVID-19 Links

Clean Air in Buildings Challenge

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

CDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Get Us PPE:


Free Printable Posters and Signs for COVID-19

SEMA Business Reopening Updates & Resources


Various COVID-19 Articles

Why outbreaks spread - how to flatten the curve - WaPo

Playable simulations of a disease outbreak

US Systemic healthcare failure due to #COVID19

Amid Coronavirus Fears, a Mask Shortage Could Spread Globally

Medicine’s Long, Thin Supply Chain





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