Ontario officials say they will have the 3-day paid sick leave run until end of the year as more information comes out regarding the spread of the Delta Variant.
Originally, the program was scheduled to run through to the 25th of September, but has been pushed till the 31st of December.
Ontario rolled out the program last April after a series of call experts in the health sector as a way to help health workers so that they would not have to choose between quarantining at home and having their bills paid.
The program mandates employers to pay up to $200 for approximately three days if they employee don’t go to work because of the COVID-19 virus. The government will then pay back employers via the Work Safety and Insurance Board.
Monte McNaughton, the labor minister, said through a statement that they would be extending the program as a result of new information regarding the spread of the Delta variant.
Although 75 percent of those eligible for immunization are received both jabs, infection cases have gone up in the last few days and currently, the provincial 7-day rolling average has reached 702.