COVID-19 UPDATE

On Wednesday, August 31st 2022 the Ontario government removed the five day isolation requirement. As a result, we are adjusting our covid-19 pandemic policy accordingly. Staff and Visitors are no longer required to isolate for a mandatory period of 5 days. However, you are requested to not enter our facility

  • if you have any respiratory illness until your symptoms improve for at least 24 hours.
  • if you have a fever, stay home until it is completely gone and
  • if you have gastrointestinal symptoms, stay home until symptoms have improved for at least 48 hours.

It is recommended that a mask be worn in public up to 10 days after experiencing symptoms or if you’re in the same household as someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19, but it will not be mandated.  These policies apply to everyone regardless of vaccination status.

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Niagara Public Health removed the daily screening requirements for farms. You are still encouraged to do a daily self-check to ensure that you do not have symptoms before entering our facility for work or to visit. If you have symptoms of illness, stay home, and let your supervisor know. If you are off for more then a day make sure to stay in daily contact until you return.

These new isolation  policies apply to everyone regardless of vaccination status. Employees are encouraged to maintain their vaccines. If you have not started your vaccination series, please consider doing so especially if you are in a high-risk group. At this stage of the pandemic there is no dispute concerning the fact that we should be vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine series ( 2 doses and 2 boosters for eligible groups) DOES reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death.

We are still in the midst of a continuing pandemic, but it is recognized we are in a much less intense phase. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation since the beginning. These efforts have helped keep us healthy, avoided outbreaks and kept our doors open. With your ongoing cooperation this pandemic will eventually move to an endemic state.