COVID-19 Update – April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Dear Members,

Below are the most recent changes for the co-vid outbreak that affect our group. We will be sending updates when we have them to keep members informed.

Updates for usage of surgical/procedure masks:

 CUPE’s stance on N95 masks is:  if you see someone from the medical team wearing an N95 mask, then you should also be given the same PPE. Please ask the employer for one and if denied speak to your site rep as soon as possible. Make sure to include who denied you and the reasoning for the denial.

Parking Accommodations

 If you believe you require a parking accommodations please reach out to Occupational Health regarding your circumstances. They will be able to assist with the proper information.

 CERB Benefit

If you have any questions regarding the governments CERB benefit plan; below is the link and it is a great source of information.

Non-essential travel into Western Quebec

As is being widely reported in the news, the Quebec government announced that beginning at noon today it is banning non-essential travel into Quebec.  Hospital workers are essential and therefore exempt. However, you must be prepared to show evidence of your employment, so please ensure you have your hospital ID badge with you at all times. Please email human resources at if you have any issues crossing the border so we can support you.


*French Translation to follow.