Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

The health and safety of nurses and their patients is our top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly. Please refer to this website for the latest news, resources and updates. We will update this site frequently to bring members the latest details.

COVID-19 News & Updates

Resources

There are multiple resources being developed to assist nurses and health care workers respond to COVID-19. Check back for updates.

 

MNU and CFNU Resources

COVID-19 Questions? Read MNU's FAQ. *Updated April 5, 2020*

We have developed a Q&A document to help answer questions you may have. We encourage members to read through it carefully and contact your union representative or LRO if you still have questions.

MNU Reaches MOA with Employers on Redeployment Measures

MNU and three other health care unions signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with health care employers on the potential redeployment of staff within or between facilities to cope with COVID-19. This MOA reflects an unprecedented situation, and will remain in effect should an emergency or disaster be declared by the government. Collective Agreements continue to apply to all members. 
 

WCB Claims

In order for ease of process if a WCB claim is pursued, MNU is advising all members to document any and all direct interactions with patients that have been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19.

CFNU Resources

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is a strong advocate of nurse and health care worker protections and has developed and updated their comprehensive position statement on COVID-19. Read their statement below or check out their latest news on the novel Coronavirus.

Position Statement on COVID-19

See also:
Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau 

CFNU-Letter-Trudeau-March18-2020

 

Public Resources

Government/Health Authorities

MNU encourages members to review the COVID-19 information and resources posted online by our governments and health authorities:

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