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COVID-19 Benefits and Quarantine Information Update

Household Quarantine Information Update from Southwestern Public Health

On December 14, Southwestern Public issued updated instructions for household members of symptomatic people awaiting COVID-19 test results. Previously, asymptomatic individuals could continue to attend work or school even if a household member were ill. Effective Dec 14, Southwestern Public Health advises the following:
• Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, even if mild.
• Self-isolate at home while you wait for your COVID-19 test results.
• Self-isolate at home if you live with a symptomatic individual waiting for test results.
o If negative, discontinue self-isolation; if positive, continue isolating as directed by public health.
• If an individual is sick and chooses to not get tested, all household members are advised to self-isolate for at least 14 days.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2WgiY92


Income Support for COVID-19 Absences

Are you are experiencing an economic downturn, missing work, or dealing with hardship due to COVID-19? Here is some information you should know.

You may qualify for one of these financial support benefits:

Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB): https://bit.ly/3r1lyxW
Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB): https://bit.ly/3nr7YSr
Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB): https://bit.ly/34l9nCn

Need help reviewing your options and applying for financial support?
Call Ontario 211 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1 or email gethelp@211ontario.ca