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Pandemic Pay provides support to front-line workers fighting COVID-19

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Pandemic Pay provides support to front-line workers fighting COVID-19

To provide additional support to front-line workers fighting COVID-19, the government is offering a temporary pandemic wage of $ 4 / hour worked in addition to their regular wages. In addition, the government will make monthly lump sum payments of $ 250 for four months to eligible front-line workers who work more than 100 hours per month. Compensation in the event of a pandemic will be in effect for 16 weeks, from April 24, 2020 to August 13, 2020, and should support more than 350,000 front-line workers.

Workplaces and workers eligible for compensation in the event of a pandemic

Compensation in the event of a pandemic is designed to support front-line employees of COVID-19 and does not apply to management. Eligible workplaces and workers include:

Health and long-term care

Eligible workplaces

  • Acute hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Homes (including private, municipal and not-for-profit homes)
  • Approved retirement homes
  • Home and community care

Eligible workers

  • Personal support workers
  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Care attendants
  • Support staff, including:
    • Porters, cook, caretaker, housekeeping, laundry and other key employees.
  • Service workers for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Mental health and addiction workers

Social services

Eligible workplaces

  • Support centers for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Stakeholder residential sites
  • Aboriginal healing and wellness facilities / shelters
  • Shelters for survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking
  • Residential youth justice facilities
  • Licensed children’s residential sites
  • Directly operated residential facility – Child and Parent Resource Institute
  • Emergency shelters
  • Supportive housing
  • Respite / drop-in centers
  • Temporary shelters, such as community centers or reused arenas
  • Hotels / motels used for self-isolation and / or overflowing shelters

Eligible workers

  • Direct support workers (eg, Service Workers for People with Developmental Disabilities, staff at licensed children’s shelters, intake / outreach workers)
  • Clinical staff
  • Maintenance staff
  • Security staff
  • Administrative staff
  • Maintenance team
  • Food service workers
  • Nursing staff

Corrections

Eligible workplaces

  • Adult correctional and youth justice facilities in Ontario

Eligible workers

  • Correctional officers
  • Youth services workers
  • Nurses
  • Personal health
  • Social workers
  • Food service
  • Maintenance team
  • Programming staff
  • Administrative staff
  • Institutional liaison officers
  • TRILCOR staff
  • Native Detainee Liaison Officers
  • Chaplains

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