NFN: COVID-19 Support
Information for NFN Businesses and financial supports available for individuals and businesses
This information is intended to provide guidance to NFN businesses during the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation. Please note that this information may be subject to change.
What can I do to protect myself, my employees and the public?
The best protection remains regular handwashing with soap for 20 seconds or using alcohol based hand sanitizers, not touching your face, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, upper sleeve or elbow, staying home if sick and keeping a social distance of at least 2 metres between yourself and other persons.
Resources for Businesses
Items to Post at Entry Doors
If there are any questions about the information contained in this package please contact Nipissing First Nation Health Services at (705) 753-3312.
Closure of non-essential businesses
The Province of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of non-essential businesses, starting at 11:59 p.m. March 24, 2020 based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. A list of essential businesses is available here.
NFN commends the local businesses that have demonstrated leadership by closing their businesses for the time being. Your sacrifice to protect the community does not go unnoticed. We are working to determine how business closures will be supported and hope to provide an update soon.
Supports for Individuals & Businesses
EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE: How To Apply For EI
Apply directly online here. Once you apply, you can request to have the one-week waiting period waived by calling the government’s toll-free dedicated EI support number at 1-833-381-2725.
EMERGENCY INSURANCE SICKNESS BENEFIT: No Paid Sick Leave, Are You Quarantined, Sick? Click Here
EMERGENCY SUPPORT BENEFIT: Have You Been Laid Off Or Your Hours Reduced? Click Here
EMERGENCY CARE BENEFIT: If You’re Unable To Claim EI But Are Sick Or Quarantined and/or Are Taking Care Of Family Members: Click Here
The Emergency Care Benefit provides up to $900 every two weeks for up to 15 weeks, to those affected by COVID-19 but who do not qualify for EI, cannot work and do not have paid sick leave.
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