This page contains links to important information and resources to help guide you and your business amid COVID-19.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/alert-levels/alert-level-4/

Alert Level System Breakdown: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/files/Summary-Table-of-COVID-19-Alert-Level-System-graphic.pdf

NL Current Public Health Orders: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/updates-resources/public-health-orders/


Work Sharing Program – COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all Work-Sharing agreements fall under the COVID-19 temporary special measures. The Government of Canada has extended these measures to September 24, 2022 and employers may be eligible to apply for a subsequent 26 week agreement.


Expand eligibility for wage and commercial rent support for businesses and other organizations under the Local Lockdown Program
The Government of Canada has announced new proposed regulatory changes to temporarily expand eligibility for wage and commercial rent support for businesses and other organizations under the Local Lockdown Program. These changes would:

  • apply to claim periods 24 and 25 (December 19, 2021, to February 12, 2022)
  • allow those entities to qualify if they are subject to a capacity-limiting public health restriction of 50 per cent or more
  • reduce the current-month revenue decline threshold requirement to 25 per cent for those entities

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/wage-rent-subsidies/covid-wage-hiring-support-businesses.html


Eligibility for a subsidy to cover part of the wages you pay employees
As an employer in Canada who has seen a drop in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of the wages you pay employees. This subsidy will enable you to re-hire workers, help prevent further job losses, and ease your business back into normal operations.

For each applicable claim period, eligible employers can claim one of the following, whichever gives the highest amount:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program (THRP) – Wage
    Effective: October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022
  • Hardest-Hit Business Recovery Program (HHBRP) – Wage
    Effective: October 24, 2021, to May 7, 2022
  • Canada Recovery Hiring Program (CRHP)
    Effective: June 6, 2021, to May 7, 2022
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
    Effective: March 15, 2020, to October 23, 2021

Many of the eligibility and calculation rules for the wage subsidy under the THRP and the HHBRP are the same as they were for the CEWS
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/wage-rent-subsidies/covid-wage-hiring-support-businesses.html

Next deadline: January 27, 2022: Last day to apply for period 18 of the CEWS and CRHP
Next period opens: January 5, 2022: First day to apply for period 23 of the wage subsidies


Government of Canada News Briefs
https://www.canada.ca/en/news.html

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms of COVID-19 are defined as having at least but not limited to ONE of the following symptoms:

Having ONE of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (including chills/sweats)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions)
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Headache
  • Acute loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Unusual fatigue, lack of energy
  • New onset of muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feet (this symptom applies to children only)

This list may not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as they learn more about COVID-19.