Covid-19 Safety Information

Safety Precautions 
  • Employees are encouraged to self-monitor for any common symptoms of COVID-19 and should not report to work if they are experiencing one or multiple symptoms
  • Common Symptoms include: Fever (37.5°C or higher), Cough, Shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of the ability to detect smells or taste, diarrhea, headache. The symptoms can appear within 2 – 14 days of exposure to the virus.
  • If you have any of these symptoms or are living in the same home as an individual with signs of illness you must inform your Supervisor, Jo-Ann McNaughton or Kieran Etheridge at the office. Your personal information will be protected. 
  • If you suspect you have been in contact with a confirm COVID-19 case or if you would like to be tested, you should do so. There are many testing centers across the GTA but many of our employees have been tested at: St. Joseph’s Health Centre – 30 The Queensway, Sunnyside Building. You can ask Jo-Ann McNaughton for directions



What We’re Doing to Keep Employees Safe
  • Mask wearing is mandatory in all areas of the facility. Instructions on how to properly wear a mask have been posted throughout the facility.
  • Disposable masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer are available to all employees. Employees are encouraged to change masks at least once per day and to only use hand sanitizer if soap and water is unavailable
  • Body temperature/health checks are required twice daily: at the start of your shift and during the afternoon break. 
  • Hand washing is required when entering or leaving the plant and signage has been posted to encourage proper hand washing procedures. 
  • Physical Distancing rules and guidelines must be followed during lunch and breaks as well as proper sneezing and coughing etiquette. Distancing markers have been placed in the cafeteria to mark areas where employees can sit while on break
  • Any employee who displays a symptom or multiple symptoms of COVID-19 is removed from the facility and required to test.
  • Breaks have been staggered to reduce the number of employees in the lunchroom and locker rooms at the same time. Additionally, employees are encouraged to take their breaks outside whenever possible to reduce the amount of contact with other employees.
  • If an employee feels unwell, they are encouraged to self-monitor to see if their symptoms improve
  • If a positive test is reported to The Butcher Shoppe all employees will be notified by a letter detailing how the case was handled and will receive a weekly update letter with their pay