Reporting Symptoms and Back to Work
Last Updated: 2023-03-01
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, do NOT come into work if you have even very mild symptoms.
The sick lines at both Hennick Bridgepoint (416-461-8252 ext. 2803) and Mount Sinai (416-586-4800 ext. 7425) will now route to an Occupational Health Call Centre answered LIVE, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week.
Contact the Call Centre or email [email protected] for:
- COVID-19 related inquiries and updates
- Booking a test for employees and physicians who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, returning from international travel and/or who have had a high-risk exposure
- Reporting illness
- Reporting absences from work
- General Occupational Health inquiries
- Or if you’re not sure who to call
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 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) to book an appointment to get tested.
- 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.
COVID-19 testing for employees, physicians, learners and volunteers
Employees, physicians, learners and volunteers can continue to get PCR testing at the following locations:
- Women’s College Hospital’s COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic
- Additional COVID-19 testing centres may be found near you or in your community by searching the province’s assessment centre list
If you have travelled:
If you have travelled, you must follow return from travel instructions from the Canadian government, and meet requirements of Sinai Health’s travel policy.
If you have had a high-risk exposure:
If you have been notified that you have had a high-risk exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact Occupational Health for further direction and return to work guidance.