COVID-19 Employee Information

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News & knowledge

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CAO Updates

(including COVID self-assessment and isolation)


Best practices

The Health and Safety of employees is a top concern amid the Global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time all stakeholders must place an increased focus on health and safety in order to keep Town services open and safe. All measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 should be done in compliance with requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated Regulations and public health directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

In addition, below are a set of resources, tips and best practices to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Important Note: Specific Standard Operating Procedures based on Work Unit will be developed where needed through consultation with the specific department.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting

Hand and Respiratory
Equipment a& Hygiene

Physical Distancing at Work and
Working at Home


Operational guidelines

The Town of Huntsville (the “Town”) under the orders and recommendations of Public Health Ontario has designed and implemented the operational guidelines to prevent and control COVID-19 for our employees, contractors, and clients in the workplace. These guidelines are designed to eliminate COVID-19 risks and where that is not possible, guidelines have been implemented to control it. A control is a way to reduce the hazard to a level that does not present a risk to your health. When implementing controls, the order of preference is engineering controls, then administrative controls, and then as a last resort, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

If you prefer to read the full document rather than navigating the best practices area, you can view the Town's complete list of COVID operational guidelines.

News & knowledge

Make a selection:

CAO Updates

(including COVID self-assessment and isolation)


Best practices

The Health and Safety of employees is a top concern amid the Global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time all stakeholders must place an increased focus on health and safety in order to keep Town services open and safe. All measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 should be done in compliance with requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated Regulations and public health directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

In addition, below are a set of resources, tips and best practices to help us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Important Note: Specific Standard Operating Procedures based on Work Unit will be developed where needed through consultation with the specific department.

Make a selection:

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Hand and Respiratory
Equipment a& Hygiene

Physical Distancing at Work and
Working at Home


Operational guidelines

The Town of Huntsville (the “Town”) under the orders and recommendations of Public Health Ontario has designed and implemented the operational guidelines to prevent and control COVID-19 for our employees, contractors, and clients in the workplace. These guidelines are designed to eliminate COVID-19 risks and where that is not possible, guidelines have been implemented to control it. A control is a way to reduce the hazard to a level that does not present a risk to your health. When implementing controls, the order of preference is engineering controls, then administrative controls, and then as a last resort, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

If you prefer to read the full document rather than navigating the best practices area, you can view the Town's complete list of COVID operational guidelines.

  • Life in the Time of COVID Support Information

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    Support information and news has been posted on the Benefits and Pension page under "news feed".

    This update issued on April 30, 2020.

    Support information and news has been posted on the Benefits and Pension page under "news feed".

    This update issued on April 30, 2020.

  • Employee Self Declaration Form and Protocol

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    From: Lisa Smith
    Sent: April 9, 2020 2:58 PM
    To: All Town of Huntsville Staff
    Subject: Employee Self Declaration Form and Protocol

    Hello everyone;

    As we progress through the COVID 19 pandemic we have received information from Public Health and it has been a best practice of municipalities across Ontario to have any employees who are still entering a workplace to self-screen prior to the start of every shift. This checklist is meant to keep you and your colleagues healthy. This checklist is also to be used for employees who are entering other premises for essential services such as IT. We are also continuing to work with departments with respect to protocols on their specific needs.

    The Employee Self Declaration Form is located on the Inner Circle at this link https://intranet.huntsville.ca/human-resources (moved to this page: https://intranet.huntsville.ca/covid-19-employee-info)

    To all of you, please practice social distancing and stay healthy.

    Lisa Smith, CHRL, CMMIII, AMCT | Manager of Human Resources

    Town of Huntsville | Town Hall | 37 Main Street East

    (705) 789-1751 ext 2238 | 1-888-696-4255 ext 2238
    www.huntsville.ca

    From: Lisa Smith
    Sent: April 9, 2020 2:58 PM
    To: All Town of Huntsville Staff
    Subject: Employee Self Declaration Form and Protocol

    Hello everyone;

    As we progress through the COVID 19 pandemic we have received information from Public Health and it has been a best practice of municipalities across Ontario to have any employees who are still entering a workplace to self-screen prior to the start of every shift. This checklist is meant to keep you and your colleagues healthy. This checklist is also to be used for employees who are entering other premises for essential services such as IT. We are also continuing to work with departments with respect to protocols on their specific needs.

    The Employee Self Declaration Form is located on the Inner Circle at this link https://intranet.huntsville.ca/human-resources (moved to this page: https://intranet.huntsville.ca/covid-19-employee-info)

    To all of you, please practice social distancing and stay healthy.

    Lisa Smith, CHRL, CMMIII, AMCT | Manager of Human Resources

    Town of Huntsville | Town Hall | 37 Main Street East

    (705) 789-1751 ext 2238 | 1-888-696-4255 ext 2238
    www.huntsville.ca

  • Staff Communication #4 - COVID-19 - Working from Home

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    7 days ago

    As we enter week 2 of facility closures and alternate working arrangements, I hope you and your families are doing well as we continue to deal with the evolving COVID19 pandemic.

    In an effort to ensure the safety and exposure of our employees who are still required to attend municipal facilities in order to provide services, we are advising employees who have made alternate arrangements to work from home that re-entry into any Town of Huntsville facility will not be permited until further notice.

    Should you require equipment or files in order to continue your at-home work arrangement, please speak with your Manager and arrange alternatives to get what you need.

    As it is all of our responsibility to ensure best practices are followed in order to flatten the curve of COVID19, I appreciate your cooperation in regard to this directive.

    Stay safe. Stay well.


    Denise Corry,

    Chief Administrative Officer

    As we enter week 2 of facility closures and alternate working arrangements, I hope you and your families are doing well as we continue to deal with the evolving COVID19 pandemic.

    In an effort to ensure the safety and exposure of our employees who are still required to attend municipal facilities in order to provide services, we are advising employees who have made alternate arrangements to work from home that re-entry into any Town of Huntsville facility will not be permited until further notice.

    Should you require equipment or files in order to continue your at-home work arrangement, please speak with your Manager and arrange alternatives to get what you need.

    As it is all of our responsibility to ensure best practices are followed in order to flatten the curve of COVID19, I appreciate your cooperation in regard to this directive.

    Stay safe. Stay well.


    Denise Corry,

    Chief Administrative Officer

  • COVID-19 Mental Health - links for employees

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    From: Lisa Smith
    Sent: March 23, 2020 4:23 PM
    To: All Town of Huntsville Staff
    Subject: COVID 19 Mental Health

    Hello everyone;

    Further to the CAO’s email on Friday we wanted to share a few links on the Inner Circle with respect to Mental Health. We encourage you to read the information and share these resources with your family and friends.

    Here is a screen shot:

    Managers: for those employees who do not have email access please share these resources with them.

    All the best,

    Lisa Smith, CHRL, CMMIII, AMCT | Manager of Human Resources

    Town of Huntsville | Town Hall | 37 Main Street East

    (705) 789-1751 ext 2238 | 1-888-696-4255 ext 2238
    www.huntsville.ca



    From: Lisa Smith
    Sent: March 23, 2020 4:23 PM
    To: All Town of Huntsville Staff
    Subject: COVID 19 Mental Health

    Hello everyone;

    Further to the CAO’s email on Friday we wanted to share a few links on the Inner Circle with respect to Mental Health. We encourage you to read the information and share these resources with your family and friends.

    Here is a screen shot:

    Managers: for those employees who do not have email access please share these resources with them.

    All the best,

    Lisa Smith, CHRL, CMMIII, AMCT | Manager of Human Resources

    Town of Huntsville | Town Hall | 37 Main Street East

    (705) 789-1751 ext 2238 | 1-888-696-4255 ext 2238
    www.huntsville.ca

  • Staff Communication #3 - COVID-19 Message from Green Shield

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    Message from Green Shield Canada President:

    It has been an unprecedented and challenging few weeks for all of us, and each day brings even more major events and announcements, sometimes by the hour. Given this uncertain environment, I wanted to reach out directly to Green Shield Canada plan members, clients, and stakeholders.

    We have already been in touch on our initial efforts to safely manage our GSC team and meet our obligations to you. We have urged anyone looking for information to connect to our online Support Centre through our Plan Member Online Services portal and/or corporate website. It is being updated daily with the latest COVID-19 related information pertinent to plan members and broader health benefits and health system stakeholders.

    Like most organizations, we have been very focused on the health and well-being of our tremendous group of employees who serve our clients. In this regard, we are listening to, and working with Canadian governments on appropriate actions. That means we have been halting business travel, ensuring continuity of compensation for those in self-isolation, and steadily moving our workforce to home over the past week as our contribution to slow, and eventually eliminate, the spread of the virus.

    Please be assured that we are sensitive to the role we play in ensuring Canadians have access to the medications, products, and services they need to manage their health on a daily basis, let alone in a health crisis of this magnitude. We hope that our focus on maintaining the support you are accustomed to will play a modest part in giving you some added calm in trying times.

    Our team is committed to providing regular updates to you on our efforts and any changes in the environment that could impact the health benefits experience.

    On a more personal note, I ask that you please be vigilant and take care of yourselves, your families and friends, and those who work in our health care system who will face incredibly trying times in the weeks to come.

    Know that we will be here to help and support you to the best of our abilities.

    Best,

    Zahid Salman, President and Chief Executive Officer


    Message from Green Shield Canada President:

    It has been an unprecedented and challenging few weeks for all of us, and each day brings even more major events and announcements, sometimes by the hour. Given this uncertain environment, I wanted to reach out directly to Green Shield Canada plan members, clients, and stakeholders.

    We have already been in touch on our initial efforts to safely manage our GSC team and meet our obligations to you. We have urged anyone looking for information to connect to our online Support Centre through our Plan Member Online Services portal and/or corporate website. It is being updated daily with the latest COVID-19 related information pertinent to plan members and broader health benefits and health system stakeholders.

    Like most organizations, we have been very focused on the health and well-being of our tremendous group of employees who serve our clients. In this regard, we are listening to, and working with Canadian governments on appropriate actions. That means we have been halting business travel, ensuring continuity of compensation for those in self-isolation, and steadily moving our workforce to home over the past week as our contribution to slow, and eventually eliminate, the spread of the virus.

    Please be assured that we are sensitive to the role we play in ensuring Canadians have access to the medications, products, and services they need to manage their health on a daily basis, let alone in a health crisis of this magnitude. We hope that our focus on maintaining the support you are accustomed to will play a modest part in giving you some added calm in trying times.

    Our team is committed to providing regular updates to you on our efforts and any changes in the environment that could impact the health benefits experience.

    On a more personal note, I ask that you please be vigilant and take care of yourselves, your families and friends, and those who work in our health care system who will face incredibly trying times in the weeks to come.

    Know that we will be here to help and support you to the best of our abilities.

    Best,

    Zahid Salman, President and Chief Executive Officer


  • Staff Communication #2 - COVID-19

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    March 17 2020


    Further to our first communication it is our intent to keep you informed and to be as nimble as possible in our approach to provide further direction associated with the ever-evolving landscape related to COVID-19.


    The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health is stating that the next few weeks are critical in terms of slowing the spread of COVID-19.


    As of today at noon we will be closing Town Hall to the public until April 6th, 2020. Town services will continue to be offered online and over the phone where-ever possible. Alternative delivery services may be available upon request.


    Please review the details below carefully and follow the instructions as outlined. As this is a very fluid situation, we appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please also note that some direction may change as the situation continues to evolve.


    FUNCTION

    DECISION

    ACTION

    General Work Considerations

    We would like those employees who are able to consider working from home commence March 17th subject to discussions and approval with your Manager

    Provided you have not travelled outside of Canada and returned home or do not have a known exposure you will be able to enter the workplace to get equipment and paperwork.

    Recruitment

    All recruitment will be suspended from March 17th through to April 5th

    Staff from HR will be reaching out to hiring managers and candidates (who have interviews scheduled) over the next few days.

    Corporate Training

    All corporate training will be suspended from March 17th through to April 5th

    Staff from HR will be reaching out to those registered.

    Conferences

    Suspended from March 17th through to April 5th

    Please cancel if not cancelled already

    Site Visits

    (inclusive of building inspections,site inspections, by-law enforcement)

    These services will continue.

    Staff will self-determine when on site if they will continue with the site visit.

    Contractors/Visitors Entering Town Owned Facilities

    Screening tool required

    Staff from HR will circulate document to departments

    Non-Essential Meetings

    Suspend all non-essential meetings between March 17th and April 5th. Or utilize an alternate method.

    Please explore utilizing options such as conference calling or video chat capabilities for any meetings that must proceed.

    Absence Management

    Town Staff returning from ANY TRAVEL as of March 16th and onward shall contact their Manager and self-isolate at home for 14 days.

    Staff who are in isolation are not to come to work to pick up equipment or papers. Speak to your Manager and arrange alternatives to getting you what you need.


    Town Staff that returned from travel prior to March 16 please self-monitor for 24 hours, if no symptoms please contact our Manager to discuss return to work.

    In the event there are circumstances that change with you or a family member you travelled with please reach out to your Manager immediately for further instructions.


    Any decisions by Town Staff to travel on or after March 16th please be advised that you will be expected to self-isolate upon your return and the time away would be covered by your own banks or with an unpaid leave if no banks are available.

    For further information please speak with your Manager.


    We really appreciate everyone's cooperation and recognition that we have individual responsibilities to ensure our staff are not exposed to COVID 19. Wishing you and your family good health during this time.


    Denise Corry,

    Chief Administrative Officer

    March 17 2020


    Further to our first communication it is our intent to keep you informed and to be as nimble as possible in our approach to provide further direction associated with the ever-evolving landscape related to COVID-19.


    The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health is stating that the next few weeks are critical in terms of slowing the spread of COVID-19.


    As of today at noon we will be closing Town Hall to the public until April 6th, 2020. Town services will continue to be offered online and over the phone where-ever possible. Alternative delivery services may be available upon request.


    Please review the details below carefully and follow the instructions as outlined. As this is a very fluid situation, we appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please also note that some direction may change as the situation continues to evolve.


    FUNCTION

    DECISION

    ACTION

    General Work Considerations

    We would like those employees who are able to consider working from home commence March 17th subject to discussions and approval with your Manager

    Provided you have not travelled outside of Canada and returned home or do not have a known exposure you will be able to enter the workplace to get equipment and paperwork.

    Recruitment

    All recruitment will be suspended from March 17th through to April 5th

    Staff from HR will be reaching out to hiring managers and candidates (who have interviews scheduled) over the next few days.

    Corporate Training

    All corporate training will be suspended from March 17th through to April 5th

    Staff from HR will be reaching out to those registered.

    Conferences

    Suspended from March 17th through to April 5th

    Please cancel if not cancelled already

    Site Visits

    (inclusive of building inspections,site inspections, by-law enforcement)

    These services will continue.

    Staff will self-determine when on site if they will continue with the site visit.

    Contractors/Visitors Entering Town Owned Facilities

    Screening tool required

    Staff from HR will circulate document to departments

    Non-Essential Meetings

    Suspend all non-essential meetings between March 17th and April 5th. Or utilize an alternate method.

    Please explore utilizing options such as conference calling or video chat capabilities for any meetings that must proceed.

    Absence Management

    Town Staff returning from ANY TRAVEL as of March 16th and onward shall contact their Manager and self-isolate at home for 14 days.

    Staff who are in isolation are not to come to work to pick up equipment or papers. Speak to your Manager and arrange alternatives to getting you what you need.


    Town Staff that returned from travel prior to March 16 please self-monitor for 24 hours, if no symptoms please contact our Manager to discuss return to work.

    In the event there are circumstances that change with you or a family member you travelled with please reach out to your Manager immediately for further instructions.


    Any decisions by Town Staff to travel on or after March 16th please be advised that you will be expected to self-isolate upon your return and the time away would be covered by your own banks or with an unpaid leave if no banks are available.

    For further information please speak with your Manager.


    We really appreciate everyone's cooperation and recognition that we have individual responsibilities to ensure our staff are not exposed to COVID 19. Wishing you and your family good health during this time.


    Denise Corry,

    Chief Administrative Officer

  • STAFF COMMUNICATION COVID-19

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    March 16 2020

    We have been carefully following reports of COVID 19 (Coronavirus 2019) and determining the best way we can help to reduce the spread of not only COVID 19 but also other respiratory diseases (e.g. cold and flu) in our communities. The health and safety of our residents and staff is our first priority.

    The Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit are working together to respond to the challenges posed by COVID 19 both within our community and as your employer.

    The purpose of this communication is to provide you with information that will limit the potential exposure to respiratory diseases, including COVID 19. As we continue to monitor the local, national, and worldwide situation of COVID 19, we will address your questions and concerns and provide further direction on potential changes. This is an evolving situation as new information continues to come forward.

    CURRENT STATUS

    For links and additional information on COVID 19 please visit our Inner Circle 2.0. Instructions on how to access Inner Circle 2.0 from home can be found at the bottom of this communication.

    IMPORTANT ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE NOW

    All staff are urged to take basic preventive hygiene measures to avoid exposure to, or infection by, viruses that cause the cold, flu, and COVID-19.

    These measures include:

    • If you are ill, or have signs or symptoms of the virus, stay home and contact your Manager for further instructions;
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water (15 seconds of scrubbing);
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day;
    • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve;
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick;
    • If you can and want to still work from home while sick, please make those arrangements with your manager.

    For the time being, the requirement to provide a medical note to access sick leave is being waived. Should you require Short Term Disability coverage this exception may not be exercised.

    If you are concerned about a coworker or a member of the public who appears to be ill, please bring it to the attention of your Manager.

    WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE WORKPLACE TO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE

    • Meet virtually (e.g. telephone or teleconference) where possible.
    • For face-to-face meetings, take universal steps to lower the risk and prevent spread of viruses; this includes not shaking hands and ensuring alcohol-based hand sanitizers are readily available to all participants.
    • If meals are being provided for meetings, consider adopting preventative measures such as individual servings versus buffet style meals.

    EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Staff are encouraged to access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help address feelings of stress or anxiety about these events. Resources that have been provided by our EAP provider are available on the Inner Circle 2.0.

    TRAVEL

    Plans to travel for business purposes outside of Muskoka in the next 6 weeks should be curtailed. If required, please obtain approval from your Manager prior to the event. Where possible, plan to meet virtually instead of face-to-face.

    Staff should avoid all non-essential personal travel outside of Canada as recommended by the Ontario Medical Officer of Health. For any staff who do travel outside of Canada for personal reasons, please take the following actions:

    • Inform your Manager and send an email to hr@huntsville prior to departure.
    • Upon return, you will be required to self isolate (pdf) for a period of 14 days
    • If within 14 days of returning, you develop a fever (over 38 degrees Celsius) and/or onset of (or exacerbation of chronic) cough, you are required to further self-isolate (pdf) at home until 24 hours after symptoms have resolved or as directed by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit;

    Any travel (that is non essential) after March 16 2020 outside of Canada or to a known declared zone as identified by the Medical Officer of Health, the self-isolation period as noted above will not be compensated under the Pandemic Policy (pdf). For further information please speak with your Manager.

    Please note that these instructions are likely to change as the situation evolves. Please check the Human Resources page on the Inner Circle 2.0 frequently and send an email to hr@huntsville.ca if you have any questions.

    BENEFITS AND COVERAGES

    Please refer to The Co-Operators Information (pdf) Update on How COVID 19 Impacts Group Benefit Coverage with respect to Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability only.

    With respect to other benefits including travel please refer to the Green Shield (pdf) communication.

    Employees are encouraged to contact the insurance provider as the situation is constantly being updated.

    RECAP

    To recap, the risk of COVID-19, at this time, for Canada is low. That said, we are taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus and to keep our residents, citizens and employees safe and healthy. As new information becomes available, you will receive further communications.

    We would encourage you to remain informed and take every necessary precaution to ensure you and your family remain healthy during this pandemic.

    Thank you for seeing this as an individual responsibility in keeping each other and our community safe and healthy.

    Denise Corry

    Chief Administrative Officer


    ACCESSING INNER CIRCLE 2.0 FROM HOME

    All employees have the ability to access Inner Circle 2.0 from outside the office/ on any computer, from anywhere an internet connection exists. To do this, please visit the Town’s external website www.huntsville.ca

    Scroll to the very bottom on the page where you will find the Inner Circle 2.0 link and click on it. You will then be prompted to login to Inner Circle 2.0 with your user name and password.

    March 16 2020

    We have been carefully following reports of COVID 19 (Coronavirus 2019) and determining the best way we can help to reduce the spread of not only COVID 19 but also other respiratory diseases (e.g. cold and flu) in our communities. The health and safety of our residents and staff is our first priority.

    The Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit are working together to respond to the challenges posed by COVID 19 both within our community and as your employer.

    The purpose of this communication is to provide you with information that will limit the potential exposure to respiratory diseases, including COVID 19. As we continue to monitor the local, national, and worldwide situation of COVID 19, we will address your questions and concerns and provide further direction on potential changes. This is an evolving situation as new information continues to come forward.

    CURRENT STATUS

    For links and additional information on COVID 19 please visit our Inner Circle 2.0. Instructions on how to access Inner Circle 2.0 from home can be found at the bottom of this communication.

    IMPORTANT ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE NOW

    All staff are urged to take basic preventive hygiene measures to avoid exposure to, or infection by, viruses that cause the cold, flu, and COVID-19.

    These measures include:

    • If you are ill, or have signs or symptoms of the virus, stay home and contact your Manager for further instructions;
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water (15 seconds of scrubbing);
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day;
    • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve;
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth;
    • Avoid contact with people who are sick;
    • If you can and want to still work from home while sick, please make those arrangements with your manager.

    For the time being, the requirement to provide a medical note to access sick leave is being waived. Should you require Short Term Disability coverage this exception may not be exercised.

    If you are concerned about a coworker or a member of the public who appears to be ill, please bring it to the attention of your Manager.

    WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE WORKPLACE TO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE

    • Meet virtually (e.g. telephone or teleconference) where possible.
    • For face-to-face meetings, take universal steps to lower the risk and prevent spread of viruses; this includes not shaking hands and ensuring alcohol-based hand sanitizers are readily available to all participants.
    • If meals are being provided for meetings, consider adopting preventative measures such as individual servings versus buffet style meals.

    EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Staff are encouraged to access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help address feelings of stress or anxiety about these events. Resources that have been provided by our EAP provider are available on the Inner Circle 2.0.

    TRAVEL

    Plans to travel for business purposes outside of Muskoka in the next 6 weeks should be curtailed. If required, please obtain approval from your Manager prior to the event. Where possible, plan to meet virtually instead of face-to-face.

    Staff should avoid all non-essential personal travel outside of Canada as recommended by the Ontario Medical Officer of Health. For any staff who do travel outside of Canada for personal reasons, please take the following actions:

    • Inform your Manager and send an email to hr@huntsville prior to departure.
    • Upon return, you will be required to self isolate (pdf) for a period of 14 days
    • If within 14 days of returning, you develop a fever (over 38 degrees Celsius) and/or onset of (or exacerbation of chronic) cough, you are required to further self-isolate (pdf) at home until 24 hours after symptoms have resolved or as directed by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit;

    Any travel (that is non essential) after March 16 2020 outside of Canada or to a known declared zone as identified by the Medical Officer of Health, the self-isolation period as noted above will not be compensated under the Pandemic Policy (pdf). For further information please speak with your Manager.

    Please note that these instructions are likely to change as the situation evolves. Please check the Human Resources page on the Inner Circle 2.0 frequently and send an email to hr@huntsville.ca if you have any questions.

    BENEFITS AND COVERAGES

    Please refer to The Co-Operators Information (pdf) Update on How COVID 19 Impacts Group Benefit Coverage with respect to Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability only.

    With respect to other benefits including travel please refer to the Green Shield (pdf) communication.

    Employees are encouraged to contact the insurance provider as the situation is constantly being updated.

    RECAP

    To recap, the risk of COVID-19, at this time, for Canada is low. That said, we are taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus and to keep our residents, citizens and employees safe and healthy. As new information becomes available, you will receive further communications.

    We would encourage you to remain informed and take every necessary precaution to ensure you and your family remain healthy during this pandemic.

    Thank you for seeing this as an individual responsibility in keeping each other and our community safe and healthy.

    Denise Corry

    Chief Administrative Officer


    ACCESSING INNER CIRCLE 2.0 FROM HOME

    All employees have the ability to access Inner Circle 2.0 from outside the office/ on any computer, from anywhere an internet connection exists. To do this, please visit the Town’s external website www.huntsville.ca

    Scroll to the very bottom on the page where you will find the Inner Circle 2.0 link and click on it. You will then be prompted to login to Inner Circle 2.0 with your user name and password.

  • COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update

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    Please read attachment for an update from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.


    Please read attachment for an update from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.


  • Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19

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    From: Lisa Smith
    Sent: February 12, 2020 3:43 PM
    To: All Town of Huntsville Staff
    Subject: Novel Coronavirus

    Hello everyone;

    For your information and in the interest of employee and public safety, please see the attached information sheet on Novel Coronavirus. Taking a number of common sense steps can help you stay healthy and minimize impact to Town services.

    This information will also be posted on the Inner Circle 2.0.

    In addition, Senior Management is receiving updates from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit who continue to actively monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus which has now been renamed by the WHO as COVID-19. They will continue to provide weekly updates as needed and if we have any new information we will pass this along. Currently there are no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe Muskoka.

    For further information you can visit the following site from the Ministry of Health. https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov#section-0

    Lisa Smith, CHRL, CMMIII, AMCT | Manager of Human Resources

    Town of Huntsville | Town Hall | 37 Main Street East
    (705) 789-1751 ext 2238 | 1-888-696-4255 ext 2238www.huntsville.ca


    From: Lisa Smith
    Sent: February 12, 2020 3:43 PM
    To: All Town of Huntsville Staff
    Subject: Novel Coronavirus

    Hello everyone;

    For your information and in the interest of employee and public safety, please see the attached information sheet on Novel Coronavirus. Taking a number of common sense steps can help you stay healthy and minimize impact to Town services.

    This information will also be posted on the Inner Circle 2.0.

    In addition, Senior Management is receiving updates from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit who continue to actively monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus which has now been renamed by the WHO as COVID-19. They will continue to provide weekly updates as needed and if we have any new information we will pass this along. Currently there are no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe Muskoka.

    For further information you can visit the following site from the Ministry of Health. https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov#section-0

    Lisa Smith, CHRL, CMMIII, AMCT | Manager of Human Resources

    Town of Huntsville | Town Hall | 37 Main Street East
    (705) 789-1751 ext 2238 | 1-888-696-4255 ext 2238www.huntsville.ca