COVID-19 Information for Regional Employees

During the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Niagara Region continues to focus on protecting the health and safety of its staff, while maintaining the programs and services needed to help fight the spread of disease in our community.

Our Regional Emergency Operations Centre remains at full activation and we continue to provide the essential public services our residents rely on.

Employees are encouraged to check our COVID-19 webpage and follow the Region's Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest health advice and resources, as well as updates on operational changes, closures and cancellations.

Employee Resources

Resources and tools to help staff work from home safely and effectively including links to mindfulness tools / webinars and other mental health resources are available on Vine.

Employees are also encouraged to make use of the Employee and Family Assistance Program which offers a broad range of supports for staff who may be feeling anxious or in need of assistance.

Employees can access this resource by calling toll-free at 1-844-880-9142 or by visiting WorkHealthLife.

Self-Screen for Employees

All employees are required to complete an Employee Self-Screen for COVID-19 Risk before entering any Niagara Region building.

Return to Work Screening Tool

Employees who have been unable to work because of COVID-19 must complete the Return to Work COVID-19 Screening Tool. This includes employees attending Niagara Region work locations or working from home.

Technical Support

Employees experiencing technical challenges may continue to contact Niagara Region's IT Servicedesk by phone at 905-980-6000 ext. 3663 or by email at

Do Your Part to Keep Our Workplace Safe

As Regional staff, we all have a role to play in keeping each other, and our residents, safe and healthy.

Here's what you can do to help fight the spread of COVID-19 at work:

  • Practice physical distancing
    Maintain a distance of at least two metres (six feet) from others whenever possible. Be particularly mindful of this in cafeterias or other common areas, and remember that social gatherings consisting of more than five people are prohibited.
  • Modify your meeting practices
    Remember, if you can't maintain a distance of two metres (six feet) between team members, you're not practising physical distancing. Cancel any non-essential meetings, allow team members to participate virtually or by phone and reduce the number of participants.
  • Clean and disinfect
    Clean and disinfect your equipment and workstation regularly, especially frequently touched surfaces. Remember to continue to:

    • Clean what we can
    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer
    • Practice proper cough etiquette

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