EMPLOYEES WHO ARE PREGNANT
We are getting many questions about the risk of exposure to COVID-19 during pregnancy. Until new information becomes available, pregnant employees can be accommodated in the same way as staff with underlying health conditions:
You can expect to be redeployed to avoid direct patient care or otherwise minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19; or
Work from home where possible. See here for more information.
Note that PHC’s accommodation assessment will be done quickly and will not involve requirements for staff to provide further medical documentation.
These accommodations will be granted on a temporary basis and revisited once the current pressure on the health care system has subsided. If you are pregnant and cannot be otherwise accommodated and must remain away from work, you will be placed on sick leave.
Providence and our partners will continue to seek additional information regarding the issue of exposure to COVID-19 during pregnancy.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.