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Guidance on Travel, Leave and Flexible Work Arrangements for Public Service EmployeesCOVID-19  | Government of Canada – March 2020 I’m very worried. My co-worker recently returned to work and was potentially exposed to COVID-19.  Do I have to work in the same environment as them? Where operationally feasible, managers can make use of the robust Flexible Work […]

***This message is intended for Defence Team civilian employees and includes specific direction effective 13 March 2020 and lasting for a period of at least three weeks.*** Team, As you are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to be a global pandemic. The virus is spreading, and while Canada […]

COVID-19 Infections still remain rare and less likely than our run of the mill Colds and Flus.At present, there has been 1 case of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island tied to international travel.Possible military COVID-19 cases or Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) given their symptoms and travel risk have been tested and all of these cases have […]

***This note is intended for all Defence Team civilian employees. It contains updates to the messages sent by the Deputy Minister and the Government of Canada’s Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) on 13 March.*** Team, Thank you for your ongoing flexibility as we adjust to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Over the weekend, […]

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