Check this web page regularly for new information to help New Brunswick workers and employers.
WorkSafeNB is working to support the direction of public agencies for slowing the progression of COVID-19 by helping workplaces to take appropriate preventive measures. To support this effort we've provided the following information about COVID-19 and the workplace:
WorkSafeNB is committed to doing our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are actively monitoring the situation to determine how to best support workers and employers around the province while balancing the health and safety of our own employees and clients. Learn more.
Workers’ compensation is available for a work-related injury or illness and is not provided for workers who withdraw from work for preventive reasons.
Claims submitted for a COVID-19 virus infection contracted through a work-related exposure are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis. For a claim to be accepted, evidence must show that the infection arose out of and in the course of employment and the risk of contracting the disease through the employment is greater than the risk associated with contracting it through day-to-day living. Learn more about the application of benefits.
See also: Policy 21-109 Conditions for Entitlement – Infectious Diseases
The COVID-19 situation is changing quickly so it is important to stay up-to-date on information. For more on COVID-19, we recommend consulting the following web pages regularly:
Public Health – New Brunswick
Public Health – New Brunswick – Infographic (prepared by the New Brunswick Chief Medical Officer of Health and updated as the situation continues to evolve)
Public Health Agency of Canada
Government of Canada – COVID-19 Awareness Resources
Government of New Brunswick – COVID-19: Guidance for Businesses
Update on COVID-19 in Canada: Epidemiology and Modelling January 15, 2021
WorkSafeNB encourages all New Brunswickers to download the COVID Alert app, have their phones on them whenever possible, and open the app at least once a day to see if they receive a potential exposure notification.