Employers

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Everyone has a role to play to mitigate the potential impacts of COVID-19. Use simple everyday hygiene measures at all times:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your sneeze or cough
  • Stay home if you are sick

As of March 5, 2020, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk in Canada as low; and there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. Stay up-to-date with information from reliable sources, such as:

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization

FAQs

Questions about health and safety

Is COVID-19 work-related?
What is COVID-19, and how does it spread?
What preventative measures can we use in our workplace to mitigate the spread of COVID-19?
What role / responsibility do employers, supervisors and workers have in helping prevent the spread and preparing a response for COVID-19 in their workplace?
What should I consider in a risk assessment in my workplace for COVID-19?

Questions about your claim

Does a worker need a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 to receive benefits?
Does WorkplaceNL cover workers during self-isolation or quarantine when they are not sick?
How is work-relatedness of COVID-19 claims determined?
How will WorkplaceNL determine if a COVID-19 claim is accepted?
What if a worker already has a WCB claim?
What if a worker believes they contracted COVID-19 at work?
When is a COVID-19 claim accepted?

Questions about your account

How do I apply for Optional Personal Coverage now? Normally I would print the form from the website, complete it and drop it off to WorkplaceNL office with cheque?
If our business receives funding in the form of a wage subsidy from the federal or provincial governments, are these amounts considered assessable?
Is Out of Province coverage still available through WorkplaceNL and what is the process to apply?
My account has a credit balance. How do I request a refund?
My business has suspended operations due to COVID-19, but we are continuing to pay our employees while they are at home and not working. Is this payroll included in assessable payroll?
What can I do if my business will not re-open this year or if my payroll will be less than I anticipated?

Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Fact SheetCOVID-19 Guidelines for EmployersCOVID-19 Work Safe Course