Isolation or Quarantine?

by Nathan Couvillon

ISOLATION – when you have entered Canada and have worked at least 1-day and contract COVID.

QUARANTINE – any worker entering Canada that is unvaccinated must quarantine. Vaccinated workers may need to quarantine if they are chosen for an arrival test. Follow health measures.


Isolation – Vaccinated Workers

  • Currently 10-days from date of exposure with symptoms due to congregate living conditions
  • GI – gastrointestinal symptoms (48 hours symptom free)
  • Regulator symptoms (24 hours symptom free)
  • Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, decrease in smell or taste
  • Two or more of: runny nose or nasal congestion, headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, muscles aches or joint pain, vomiting / diarrhea

Isolation – Unvaccinated Workers

  • Currently 10-days from date of exposure with symptoms due to congregate living conditions
  • GI – gastrointestinal symptoms (48 hours symptom free)
  • Regulator symptoms (24 hours symptom free)
  • Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, decrease in smell or taste
  • Two or more of: runny nose or nasal congestion, headache, extreme fatigue, sore throat, muscles aches or joint pain, vomiting / diarrhea

Quarantine – Vaccinated

  • May be randomly selected upon arrival
  • Day 1 test
  • May be administered at airport or take home
  • Must wait until a negative test result is received before exiting quarantine

OR

  • Exit after 14-days
  • You may travel to your quarantine location
  • Cohort strategy

Quarantine – Unvaccinated

  • No exemptions – Make an appointment prior to arrival
  • Must take a day 1 test and day 8
  • May be administered at airport (day 1) and day 8 will be a take home
  • Take home test
  • Only exit quarantine when you receive a negative day 8 test result or 14 days
  • IF you test positive, you must isolate another 10 days from date of positive test

Quarantine – EXPECT A CALL / VISIT

  • Expect a call or visit
  • If workers were quarantined outside Windsor-Essex area, they must remain there until they receive results or a negative test result

 

WORKERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WORK DURING QUARANTINE

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