Ontario Extends Paid Sick Leave Program Due to COVID Until 2023


The program allows residents who are absent from work due to COVID-19 to have three days off.

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The Ontario government is extending its paid sick leave program until the end of March, allowing residents who miss work due to COVID-19 to have three days off.

The program was due to expire at the end of this month.

Premier Doug Ford’s government first announced the temporary sick leave plan in the spring of 2021.

It came after the province faced growing calls to put such a policy in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Opposition parties and other critics have called on the government to expand the program by offering more days.

Under the current program, eligible workers can receive up to $200 a day for up to three days if they need to get tested, vaccinated, self-isolate or care for a family member with COVID-19.


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