Pauline Ryan, Director, Health Services Branch, MOH responded to the IDCA’s
recent letter regarding ing the temporary pandemic pay initiative.
“Workplaces and staff eligible for pandemic pay can be found here. Please note, this program targets providers who are consistently
providing direct care and interacting with COVID-19 patients. It also
targets other essential workers (e.g., cleaners, cooks, housekeeping) who
are integral to the operation of facilities that care for COVID-19 patients.
The ministry appreciates the ongoing efforts of independent health
facilities to follow all public health guidance as well as directives and
orders issued under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, including
daily PPE reporting and ceasing or reducing non-essential services to