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Public health orders: Expedited workplace closures (April 11)

Published on: April 08, 2021

On April 11, 2021, an order of the provincial health officer (PHO) delegated powers of the Public Health Act to WorkSafeBC prevention officers. This means that, effective April 12, 2021, WorkSafeBC prevention officers can serve a closure order on an employer with COVID-19 transmission when directed by a medical health officer. The closure order will be for 10 days or longer.

For more information, view the PHO order or contact the Ministry of Health. For additional information, including links to lists of specific closure orders on each health authority’s website, see Expedited workplace closures.