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Instructions — Mandatory Isolation

Summary of Instructions

When an employee, visitor or subcontractor meets one of the following conditions, access to Canam sites is prohibited:

  • They have travelled out of the country or been on a commercial flight within the last 14 days*
  • They have a combination of symptoms related to COVID-19:
    • Fever
    • Dry cough
    • Breathing difficulties
  • They are awaiting results from a COVID-19 test.
  • They have had contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19

* Truckers who are symptom-free and delivering goods from abroad do not have to be placed in temporary isolation.

An employee who meets these conditions must:

  • Place themselves in mandatory isolation for a period of 14 days 
  • Monitor their health for the next 14 days
  • If symptoms occur (combination of fever, dry cough, respiratory problems): 
    • Report immediately to your Human Resources Manager
    • Consult a health care practitioner immediately

Update of March 25, 2020

First person diagnosed with COVID-19

A first person working at Canam has been diagnosed with COVID-19. All those who have had close contact with this person have been identified, contacted and the steps to follow have been communicated to them.

This person has not visited any Canam site in the last 14 days. Given the situation, they are in good health and we are counting on your usual discretion to respect their anonymity.

We wish them a speedy recovery.


Update of March 17, 2020

New mandatory isolation instruction for travel

  • Beginning March 17, for all returns from a trip by commercial flight, employees will be required to observe mandatory 14-day isolation without access to Canam facilities from the date of return.

COVID-19 infected person

  • You receive a diagnosis of COVID-19, you must report to your Human Resources Manager.
  • Contact with an infected person (infection confirmed or awaiting diagnosis): 
    • Immediate reporting to your Human Resources Manager
    • Comply with a mandatory 14-day isolation period
  • You or a member of your immediate family think you have been in contact with an infected person:
    • Monitor your health for the next 14 days
    • If symptoms develop (fever, cough, respiratory problems):
      • Report immediately to your Human Resources Manager
      • Stay home
      • Seek immediate medical attention

Reminder: mandatory isolation pay

  • In case of mandatory isolation requested by Canam Group or quarantine requested by the competent authorities :
    • The employee will be paid either by an applicable wage loss replacement plan or by Canam.
    • In the event of the appearance of symptoms related to the COVID-19, the employee could be paid by Canam Group’s group insurance since they would be considered to have a short-term disability.
  • If personal travel occurs after March 13, 2020 and telework is not possible, please note that the mandatory 14-day isolation period will be at your expense.

Update of March 13, 2020

New Mandatory Isolation Requirements for Travel

  • If you have been in close contact in the last 14 days with a person living in the same household who has travelled outside Canada and the United States, 14-day period of mandatory isolation (starting on the date of return).
  • The compensation rules for mandatory isolation instructions previously communicated still apply. If travel occurs after March 13, 2020, and telework is not possible, please note that the 14-day period of mandatory isolation will be at your expense.

Update of March 12, 2020

Mandatory isolation with no access to the workplace

In the case of mandatory isolation requested by Canam Group or quarantine requested by the competent authorities :

  • The employee will be paid either by an applicable wage loss replacement plan or by Canam.
  • In the event of the appearance of symptoms related to the coronavirus, the employee could be paid by Canam Group’s group insurance since they would be in a situation of short-term disability.
  • Employees whose job allows them to telework must make arrangements in advance with their supervisor and the IT Department to be able to perform their work during the mandatory isolation period (laptop, access, etc.)