Reporting Symptoms and Back to Work
Acting on the presence of even very mild symptoms of COVID-19 is critical to avoid the spread. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (37.8 or higher) and/or cough, runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, please get tested. Do NOT come into work if you have even very mild symptoms.
If you are experiencing symptoms:
COVID-19 is most commonly spread by people with symptoms so mild that they normally wouldn’t stop a person from their normal daily tasks. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION to the even the mildest of symptoms and follow this procedure:
- If at work, immediately perform hand hygiene, don a procedure mask and stop providing care as soon as it is safe to do so.
- Advise your Manager/ Department that you are not permitted to return to work until you have been assessed.
- Call or email Occupational Health (do not visit in person).
- Proceed to your nearest Assessment Centre to be assessed (preferably the Assessment Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital).
- You should not return to work while awaiting your test results.
- Contact Occupational Health with any changes in your condition and to report COVID-19 test results.
If you have travelled:
If you’ve travelled, contact Occupational Health to report the presence or absence of symptoms of a respiratory infection.
If you have travelled and are Asymptomatic (NO Symptoms):
- Return to work on your next scheduled shift. You may report to work as usual throughout your self-screen period, provided you remain asymptomatic.
- Complete the self-screening sheet for 14 consecutive days from the date of arrival in Canada.
- Submit the completed form to Occupational Health by fax or email.
- Occupational Health will then conclude your self-screening requirement and you may work without restrictions or monitoring.
The sick lines at both Bridgepoint (416-461-8252 x 2803) and Mount Sinai (416-586-4800 x 7425) will now route to an Occupational Health Call Centre answered LIVE, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week.
Contact the Call Centre or email [email protected] for:
- COVID-19 related inquiries and updates
- Reporting illness
- Reporting absences from work
- General Occupational Health inquiries
- Or if you’re not sure who to call