BULLETIN – Ontario Entering Step 1 of “Roadmap to Reopen” on June 11

On June 7, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced that Ontario will move into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.

All construction activities will re-open.

Public health and construction workplace safety measures will continue to apply in Step One, including maintaining physical distance, capacity limits and wearing face coverings in indoor spaces and whenever physical distancing is a challenge.

The province will remain in Step One for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If, at the end of the 21 days, the province has vaccinated 70 percent of adults with one dose and 20 percent of adults with two doses and there are continued improvements in other key public health and health system indicators, the province will move to Step Two of the Roadmap.

All public health and workplace safety measures currently in place will remain in effect until the province moves to Step One on June 11, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination
COVID-19 vaccinations are currently available for construction workers in Ontario. It is critical for the safety of the industry and our collective public health that you get vaccinated. Each public health unit has a vaccine plan tailored to their own community’s needs. Find your public health unit.

The OGCA is in the process of developing an employer vaccination policy for all OGCA members.

Rapid Testing Portal
The Government of Ontario has launched a new rapid testing portal to access the free Provincial Antigen Screening Program — with rapid testing kits being shipped directly to businesses to help screen for asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 and keep essential workers safe.

Businesses of any size can find out how to access rapid antigen tests through the Provincial Antigen Screening Program by visiting www.ontario.ca/testingonsite.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding vaccinations, workplace vaccination clinics or guidelines for health and safety on-site, please contact Erich Schmidt at erich@ogca.wpengine.com.