The Government of Ontario requires screening for workers who enter a workplace and has provided this tool as an aide.
Screening should occur before or when a Worker enters the workplace at the beginning of their day or shift, or when a visitor arrives. Alternatives to paper screening forms may include third-party apps or cloud-based systems (such as Google Forms, Microsoft Forms and others) for increased efficiency in the screening process.
Venues in the Protect (yellow) or Restrict (orange) regions under Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open are required to gather contact information for all patrons in the same manner as workers. Similar to contract tracing, third-party apps provide a good alternative to a paper-based system.
Venues in the Prevent (green) level may also wish to screen patrons as an additional level of prevention.
While not a requirement, venues may choose to implement an active temperature screening process for workers and/or patrons as a heightened layer of prevention. Staff required to conduct the temperature screening should wear PPE such as medical masks, face shields and/or safety glasses and use a no-touch thermometer. Health Canada has also approved a list of medical devices for uses related to COVID-19 including body temperature scanners allowing individuals to be screened for fever at a safe distance.
Tracking and Record Keeping in the Workplace:
It is important to track where workers have been in the workplace. If a worker tests positive for COVID- 19, the local public health unit ask employers to provide information on where the worker worked, as well as the contact information of any other worker who may have been exposed.