COVID-19 Update – May 1, 2020 – Privacy + FOI Bulletin

May 1, 2020

Article by: Keri L. Bennett

On April 30, 2020, The Ontario Ministry of Labour and four provincial Health and Safety Associations released a series of more than 60 technical sector guidance documents to further support employers and employees in remaining safe in the workplace during the COVID-19 outbreak. A link to the backgrounder and the guidance documents can be found here.

WorkSafeBC’s general COVID-19 information can be found here and industry guidance can be found here.

Employers may propose to collect more personal information than usual for the purpose of management of health and safety in the workplace.   The various guidance documents contemplate a range of enhanced screening options for employees and visitors before they are permitted to enter the workplace.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has issued a framework to assess privacy-impactful initiatives in response to COVID-19 here.

To read the May 1, 2020, COVID-19 Privacy and Freedom of Information bulletin, please see the link below:

COVID-19 Privacy + FOI Update – May 1, 2020


If you have questions on this update, please contact Keri L. Bennett.

All our previous COVID-19 information bulletins can be found on Roper Greyell’s COVID-19 resource page.