Please click here to read an important message from SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart with updates on COVID-19 as we head into the weekend.
It was confirmed today that a frontline healthcare worker at Markhaven Home for Seniors, located in Markham, has tested positive for COVID-19 after the long-term care home first learned of a resident with the virus last week. Additional workers who may have been exposed to the virus are currently awaiting test results.
The feeling of stress and anxiety is a totally normal reaction amidst The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. During this time of great uncertainty, fear and the immense pressure that comes with working on the frontline during a global pandemic, we must always be sure to prioritize our mental health and wellbeing.
As you may have heard, today the Ontario government declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What this means is that extended precautions are being put into place to protect you, your families and community. We want you to remain calm and confident that this declaration is the right decision and will aide in the containment…
SEIU Healthcare continues to monitor the changing situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has stated that the risk of a mass outbreak remains low in Canada, the Union is taking a number of preventive measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19.