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Ontario Food Terminal Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 269/20

MANAGER’S PROTOCOL RESPECTING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Consolidation Period: From September 21, 2021 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 658/21.

Legislative History: 523/20, 658/21.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definition, “emergency period”

1. In this Regulation,

“emergency period” means the period of the emergency that was declared on March 17, 2020  pursuant to Order in Council 518/2020 (Ontario Regulation 50/20) under section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including the period of any extension of the declared emergency under section 7.0.7 of that Act.

Protocol

2. (1) The manager of the Terminal shall develop a protocol intended to,

(a)  prevent the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Terminal; and

(b)  ensure the Board’s continued ability to operate the Terminal during and after the emergency period in accordance with its objects. O. Reg. 269/20, s. 2 (1); O. Reg. 523/20, s. 1 (1).

(2) The protocol shall be consistent with guidance issued by the Ministry of Health related to the protection of health and by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development related to the protection of employees in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and may be amended from time to time for that purpose. O. Reg. 269/20, s. 2 (2); O. Reg. 523/20, s. 1 (2).

(3) The protocol shall include the following:

1.  Revoked: O. Reg. 523/20, s. 1 (3).

2.  A prohibition on a person entering the Terminal or remaining at the Terminal if there are reasonable grounds to believe the person’s entry or continued presence may lead to the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within the Terminal.

3.  Requirements respecting the wearing and disposal of personal protective equipment at the Terminal.

4.  Requirements respecting the cleaning of common spaces at the Terminal and of spaces controlled by tenants of the Board.

5.  Requirements respecting the maintenance of physical distance between individuals at the Terminal, including in spaces controlled by tenants of the Board.

6.  A requirement that tenants of the Board report to the manager concerning any activities by persons at the Terminal if the activities pose a risk of transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Terminal. O. Reg. 269/20, s. 2 (3); O. Reg. 523/20, s. 1 (3).

(4) The protocol developed under this section shall not be in effect after December 31, 2021. O. Reg. 269/20, s. 2 (4); O. Reg. 523/20, s. 1 (4); O. Reg. 658/21, s. 1.

3. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

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