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As Canadian provinces lift restrictions meant to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, employers are scrambling to prepare their workplaces for the safe return of their employees.

According to the recent “Return to Work Survey” by the Conference Board of Canada (CBC), only 8% of the 279 organizations participating said they are “fully prepared” to reopen their workplaces. In addition, 39% said they are “nearly prepared” and 48% are “somewhat prepared.” Six percent said they are “somewhat unprepared” but none claimed to be “completely unprepared.”

Among the preparations being taken, more than half of employers said they plan to screen employees with a questionnaire upon arrival and one in four will also conduct temperature screenings.

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