Turf & Rec

Webinar to address COVID-19 and employer responsibilities

March 16, 2020  By Turf & Rec

The spread of COVID-19 has reached unprecedented heights with the cancellation of major sports leagues and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau going into self-isolation after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus.

Unnecessary travel and social gatherings are being restricted across Canada. As the virus advances, employers are staring down decisions on social distancing, work-from-home policy and crisis communications with employee health and safety top of mind.

Occupational Health & Safety and Talent Canada – sister publications of Turf & Rec – are jointly presenting a webinar on March 19 at 3:30 p.m. with David Reiter, a partner with Aird and Berlis in Toronto, and Katie Robertson, emergency and crisis communications management expert, discussing employer responsibilities in times of pandemics and emergencies.

Reiter is a partner with Aird and Berlis in Toronto. As a strategic litigator, he focuses on a variety of civil and quasi-criminal matters involving incidents and conduct at and outside of workplaces. He is a member of the firm’s litigation group and occupational health and safety group and is a regular contributor to OHS Canada.


Robertson is an emergency and crisis communications management expert with more than 15 years of experience in the communications industry. She is the founder of Grapevine Communications in Edmonton and the program lead for the Emergency Management Communications Certification program, delivered through the Crisis Communications Institute.

The cost to attend the webinar is $49.


To register, click here.

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