Thursday, April 2, 2020
Today, Public Safety Canada released “Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, developed in consultation with provinces, territories, and national unions. This guidance will be adjusted as needed. It is a non-exhaustive list of essential services and functions to facilitate the movement of critical infrastructure workers within and between jurisdictions. It also serves to help maintain the operation of critical services that ensure the health, safety, and economic well-being of Canadians. The services and functions outlined are advisory in nature, and should not be considered a federal directive or standard.