COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Employee Resources

Coping with COVID-19: Nutrition and Fitness Strategies for you and your family

 Join us LIVE March 31st (2pm EST/11am PST). 

Learn strategies to help manage your nutrition and fitness during these uncertain times of COVID-19 isolation.

Our resident experts, Kelly Anne Erdman, Performance Dietitian, and Jamie Wilkins, General Manager of Movement Medicine will teach some strategies for you and your family to stay healthy and active during this time. They will also take your questions live. Register now

*You can submit your questions prior to the webinar: covid19@wello.ca

Watch our March 24th Coping with COVID-19: Mental Health Tips webinar

Watch our COVID-19 informational webinar from March 17, 2020

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the name of a disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first reported from Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019. There are now thousands of cases in various countries and regions around the world. The public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available.

Resources

About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – infosheet

Health Canada Resources

Company Pandemic Template

Printable Officer Poster – Protect Yourself

Emergency financial assistance to Canadians abroad

 

Working from home, best practices

If you have never worked from home or at a remote location (or need a refresher) here are some great tips and guidelines.

Here’s what you can do to remain healthy and safe

  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Proper handwashing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others. Hand sanitizer is a good back-up option.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, throw it out and immediately wash your hands.
  • Handshakes, high fives and hugs are on hold. Replace standard greetings with elbow bumps or waving to limit physical contact.

Self-screening tools (by province)

British Columbia: None available at present.

Alberta: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

Saskatchewan: https://public.ehealthsask.ca/sites/COVID-19/

Manitoba: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/

Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-self-assessment

Quebec: None available at present.

Nova Scotia: http://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus-assessment

Prince Edward Island: None available at present.

Newfoundland Labrador: https://www.811healthline.ca/covid-19-self-assessment/

New Brunswick: None available at present.

For travellers

There are health risks when you travel. It is important to check your destination before you leave to know the risks, as they are changing as the outbreak evolves. The Public Health Agency of Canada is now recommending to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.

Federal and provincial public health leaders have recommended that all travellers from outside of Canada self-isolate for 14 days. These efforts will contribute to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada.

It is important on return from any destination outside of Canada that you monitor your health for fever, cough and difficulty breathing for 14 days after you return to Canada. If you have these symptoms, it is important to isolate yourself within the home as quickly as possible and call your public health authority. Your Wello team can help you with this.

For Canadian government recommendations and travel advisories, visit: www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Provincial Contact & COVID Guidelines (listed by province)

British Columbia
Health Link: 8-1-1

Fraser Health
For public: 604-587-3936
Health professionals: 1-866-990-9941

Interior Health
For public: local health centre
Health professionals: 1-866-778-7736

Island Health
South Island: 1-866-665-6626
North Island: 1-866-770-7798
Northern Health: 250-565-2990
Vancouver Coastal Health: 604-675-3900
BC CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL

Alberta
Health Link: 8-1-1
ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES

Saskatchewan
Health Link: 8-1-1

If you have questions relating to testing, please contact the Microbiologist on-call: Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory—306-798-1234 Regina and south—306-766-4444 (switchboard) Saskatoon and north—306-655-1000 (switchboard)
SASKATCHEWAN – COVID-19

Manitoba
Health Link: 204-788-8200 in Winnipeg or 1-888-315-9257
MANITOBA HEALTH MEMO

Ontario
Health Link: 1-866-797-0000
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH MEMO

Newfoundland/Labrador
Health Link: 8-1-1
Out of province: 1-888-709-2929
NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR NOTICE

Nova Scotia
Health Link: 8-1-1
NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH – COVID-19

New Brunswick
Health Link: 8-1-1
NEW BRUNSWICK PUBLIC HEALTH

Prince Edward Island
Health Link: 8-1-1
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – COVID-19 FAQ

We recommend you to follow updates from trusted and reliable sources such as the ‘Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): outbreak update’ page on the Government of Canada website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html. This information is updated regularly as this outbreak evolves.

Wello’s mission is to keep you, your family and your employees safe, healthy and informed.

In order to help navigate the complexities of the evolving COVID-19 situation, our clinical experts have developed a number of resources for business leaders that you will find below.

As a medical facility operating virtually, Wello supports your initiatives and stands by your employees 24/7 via phone or video chat.

Below are the resources, information and facts on how to take steps to protect against COVID-19 and how you can help support your staff.

Watch our COVID-19 informational webinar from March 17, 2020